2017 Lions Player Retrospective: Courtney Lawes
Colossal second-row powerhouse Courtney Lawes was chosen by Warren Gatland for his first British & Irish Lions Tour against New Zealand.
The England international played a part in the Lions victory in Wellington and in their draw in the Third Test at Eden Park.
The Northampton Saints man bristled with pace, power and aggression during his two Test appearances from the bench, making a big impact in helping the Lions battle back in final two Tests.
Lawes produced one of his finest display of the Tour during a thrilling 31-31 draw against the Hurricanes at the Westpac Stadium.
Honoured to have earned my first lions test cap 🙏🏻 it was a game I will never forget. pic.twitter.com/bINgkVGto7
— Courtney Lawes (@Courtney_Lawes) July 2, 2017
The second row was typically fierce and injected bite and energy during the contest before being withdrawn in the 53rd minute of the match.
Lawes made a played a total of 282 minutes and made four starts for the Lions during an impressive first Tour for the 28-year-old.