Lions captain Sam Warburton to undergo neck surgery and miss Wales’ autumn internationals

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    Joe Marler – 5 out of 10

    Came into the series with a chance of being the first-choice loosehead, but got nowhere near the Test side and his yellow card against the Chiefs proved costly to his own chances. Solid in the scrum but could have done more.


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    Jack McGrath – 6 out of 10

    Utilised as the Test replacement but his impact on the tour as a whole could have been bigger. Did a reliable job though and will be pleased to have featured in all three Tests.


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    Mako Vunipola – 7 out of 10

    An up and down series. Brilliant performances in the first and third Tests, but let himself down in the second with a yellow card and repeated penalty offences. On the whole though he has been one of the more impressive players and can be proud of his contribution.


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    Rory Best – 6 out of 10

    Trusted by Warren Gatland to lead the midweek side and will have been delighted with the heavy victory over the Chiefs. His lineout throwing had a good consistency to it, which can sometimes be his weakness.


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    Jamie George – 8 out of 10

    A really impressive series from a man who is yet to start for his country. The hooker started all three Tests, played the entire second game and was brilliant both at the lineout and in the loose. Ran out of gas come the end of the tour, but he must surely be in line for his first England start now.


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    Ken Owens – 6 out of 10

    Like Marler, used for back-up in the Tests, although the fact that Jamie George stayed on for the entire second Test put him into the shade somewhat. Another leader whose skills shone through early in the…

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