2017 Lions Player Retrospective: George Kruis

George Kruis was called up to his first British & Irish Lions Tour after enjoying a stellar 2016 with England, as he established himself as one of the best locks in the game. [more]

2017 Lions Player Retrospective: George Kruis

The Saracens man was selected in the second row for the first Test against the All Blacks at Eden Park as the Lions went down 30-15.

Kruis made 16 tackles during the ferocious 80 minutes, the second highest amongst the Lions side behind Jamie George.

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Despite starting the first Test Kruis would play no other part in the Series as Alun Wyn Jones, Courtney Lawes and Maro Itoje kept Kruis out of the 23-man squad.

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Yet Kruis was outstanding throughout, with his highlight of the Tour coming against the Crusaders when he won six lineouts against the Super Rugby side in Christchurch during a 12-3 victory for Gatland’s side.

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The England international played 258 minutes during the entire Tour, winning 14 lineouts in the process and making 44 tackles.

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