2017 Lions Player Retrospective: Jack Nowell


2017 Lions Player Retrospective: Jack Nowell

Jack Nowell made six appearances on the Tour with his most notable performance coming in the Lions 34-6 success over the Chiefs, where he scored two tries.

The Exeter Chief, who helped his side to their maiden English title before flying out, began his Tour against the Blues before taking on the Highlanders.

However it was in Hamilton that the winger really stamped his mark on the Lions against the Chiefs.

Nowell dived over from close range in the first half and he had his second when Elliot Daly flew down the left wing before Jared Payne and Robbie Henshaw made further yards.

The 24-year-old cut inside two defenders to touch down before turning provider when he collected a loose Chiefs chip to set Liam Williams on his way with Jared Payne eventually touching down.

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He continued to impress in the 31-31 draw against the Hurricanes and forced his way into the Test squad for the second Test in Wellington.


Making sure we make the most of it isπŸ’©

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Nowell came off the bench in the second and third Tests against New Zealand as the Lions drew the series 1-1.

Nowell made 201 metres during the Tour as well as making 37 carries and beating 11 defenders.

Away from the pitch, Nowell visited a school in Whangerei, enjoyed some hot springs and even braved a bunjee jump in Queenstown!

Road trip with the @britishandirishlions to visit a school in Whangarei! Q+A with @jacknowell @seanobrien678. Its been long and the chat has run dry.

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The worst but probably the best experience I have ever had!! 🀘🏽

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