Roberts awarded top Lion honour

Discussion in '2017 British & Irish Lions Tour' started by Cymro, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    Jamie Roberts has been hailed as the 'Player of the Series' following South Africa's 2-1 Test series win over the British and Irish Lions.

    The Wales centre impressed on his first Lions Tour and formed an impressive midfield partnership with experienced Irish star Brian O'Drsicoll.

    Lions assistant coach Warren Gatland said: "Jamie has been one of the most improved players on the tour."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/8135320.stm
     
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  3. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

    Well deserved probably one of 3 or 4 that could have been given the honour. Lets hope he continues the form in the future.
     
  4. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Aye... congrats to Roberts :bravo:
     
  5. TheBokke

    TheBokke Guest

    Well deserved played exceptionally well.
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Fair call, I would have picked him in a straight head-to-head with Kearney when you look at the overall performances.

    Quite how Shaw has been shortlisted in the HSBC awards is beyond me though.
     
  7. Well deserved imo, would have liked to have seen Kearney in the top 3 though, but i'm sure the voting was very close. Roberts was awesome all through the tour and hope he and o'driscoll get another chance to link up together as they were sublime.
     
  8. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    He's got a piece of cake :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  9. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Roberts - BOD is one of the best centre combos I've ever seen.

    Shame the latter isn't Welsh/a national traitor.
     
  10. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Jul 6 2009, 12:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    interesting
     
  11. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Surely it has to be someone who played in all three tests?

    Begins with a K.
     
  12. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Yeah, but they voted after each match and Kearney was only totally awesome in teh test matches rather than on the whole tour.
     
  13. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Don't get me Roberts was good, especially in the provincial games but Kearney had the better games during the Tests. Kearney gets my vote.
     
  14. munross

    munross Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Steve-o @ Jul 6 2009, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I agree with you on that Steve-o, Roberts played very well in all the games that he played in (even better then JDV <_< ) but he might not have such a "stand-out" if BOD wasn't next to him, Kearney also gets my vote, was solid at the back in all 3 tests and not just 2.
     
  15. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    Athough Kearney has gone up a hell of a lot in my estimation, before the tour I questioned weather or not he would get a look-in compared to Byrne in the sense that even if Byrne hadn't got injured Kearney would have played in the final 2 tests anyhoo.

    Roberts looked the best player in the Red this summer. He also, if I may be so bold to say, the best player of both Lions and South Africa.
     
  16. By far the best Lion on tour!
     
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