2017 Lions Player Retrospective: Kyle Sinckler

2017 Lions Player Retrospective: Kyle Sinckler

Kyle Sinckler was an extremely popular member of The British & Irish Lions squad and he played a vital role on the pitch, coming off the bench in all three Tests.

The 24-year-old prop started against the New Zealand Barbarians in the first game of the Tour and was brought off the bench against the Blues.

The Harlequins forward started against the Highlanders, where he made a particularly memorable charge through the middle of midfield, and was named as a replacement in the 32-10 success over Maori All Blacks.

With his three replacement appearances in each Test, Sinckler racked up 201 minutes on the field during the Tour and gained an impressive 71 metres from his 22 carries.

The prop made three clean breaks and beat two defenders to demonstrate his ability in the loose while in defence he made 25 tackles throughout the Tour.

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The young prop is still yet to start a Test for England but clearly impressed Warren Gatland and admitted that he had learned plenty during the Tour.

Away from the field, the former Battersea Ironsider admitted being an avid watcher of Living with the Lions DVDs and visited Whangarai Hospital with Sam Warburton and Ben Te’o.

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