Summing Up the British and Irish Lions Test Performance

Rory BaldwinCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2009

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Nathan Hines of the Lions charges upfield during the match between the Emerging Springboks and the British and Irish Lions on their 2009 tour of South Africa at Newlands Stadium on June 23, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

I will no doubt have a bash once I have had a chance to watch the second and third tests again (pub viewing not the best conditions for analysis although the craic is better).

But for now this article by Nathan Hines on the Scotsman site sums up nicely what it meant to all the players, not just the test ones, and his general feelings on the tour.

Nathan Hines: “Rugby of the highest class”

Hard to disagree with most of it, especially the views on Peter De Villiers' reaction to the gouging and second test disciplinary controversy. Although it now seems big Nathan won’t be heading back to Perpignan post summer holidays.