British and Irish Lions: Who might have played their way into Warren Gatland's Test side?

Last update on.From section Rugby Union Hamish Watson was named man of the match against Sigma Lions. Josh Adams scored four tries. Warren Gatland, British and Irish Lions coach, says he's open to considering his team for the Test series following the warm-up win by the tourists in Johannesburg. In their first game on South African soil, the Lions defeated the Sigma Lions 56-14. Many players have already applied for selection. Gatland claims that he and his team are not trying to predict what the Test side will look like. We are. Whose stock is good considering the first Test against world champions in three weeks? Josh Adams Gatland laughed after Wales's winger Adams scored four try in their win. The 26-year old is in good shape to be the top try scorer on the tour, adding to the one against Japan in Murrayfield. However, it is a highly competitive field with Louis Reeszmit crossing against the Sigma Lions, Duhan van der Merwe and Liam Williams. Adams acknowledged that "one or two" were walk-ins, but he clearly caught Gatland’s attention after the match. The New Zealander stated, "He knows where it is," "It's hard to ignore his achievements as a player. It's quite remarkable to get four tries. Hamish Watson Adams was not awarded man of the match for his four tries. Watson was awarded the man of the match award for his outstanding defensive efforts. Although the Scotland flanker was involved in scoring early in the second half, it was his defence that he excelled. Watson was the top scorer in tackles with 16 points. Stuart Hogg, a compatriot, suggested that the back row is a great example for others. Hogg said, "He's brilliant." "It's almost like someone winds him up and then lets him go." He goes out there at a million mph and does about a million tackles." Gatland said that the Sharks have a lot of competition in their back row, which suggests that Sam Simmonds, Josh Navidi, and Tom Curry will start against them on Wednesday. It is the most competitive area in the Lions' game, with Courtney Lawes, Taulupe Faletau, Jack Conan and Taulupe Faletau all able to play at the scrum. Stuart Hogg Stuart Hogg embarks on his third Lions Tour Hogg was also not bad, running a team record 69m and completing 10 carries while leading the side to victory. Although he has been on two tours with the Lions, a Test cap has not yet come to him. He will now be competing with Williams, Watson, and perhaps Elliot Daly for a start. Hogg, 29 years old, described being a captain of the Lions as a "terrific adventure" and his performances proved that he is capable of leading the team. Elliot Daly Daly may not be a contender for full-back, but it seems he might be considered as Gatland's centre. He came on at the Sigma Lions in the 59th minute and his impact was almost immediate. Daly started with two tries, first dribbling around defenders to send Gareth Davies scrum-half over, then a long looping pass that fed Adams his fourth try. Elliot Daly is versatile and can play on the full-back, centre, or wing. Dan Biggar To improve your chances of passing a Test, you don't always need to be playing. Dan Biggar, the Wales fly-half, was awarded man of the match for his skillful control of Japan's win. Finn Russell was the new 10 jersey holder for South Africa's first game. His partnership with Owen Farrell (who started at 12) was highly anticipated. Although the pair didn't live up to their billing, Russell did have his moments with chips that set up scores for Adams and Rees-Zammit. Gatland has plenty to think about, as the head coach admitted: "The competition in this sport is enormous."


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