Maro Itoje had a match to remember with some huge plays that ended up naming him player of the match in the British & Irish Lions’ 22-17 win over Sprungboks.
He made two fishings that were key so that the Springboks did not manage to take the ball to the ingoal. However, the most important was in the minute 80, the second row is placed in the ruck, near the line of 22, to steal that ball and pass it to Stuart Hogg, who threw the oval out to close the game. In this way, they were able to celebrate the first victory against South Africa on this tour.
During the spectacular minutes of the game, Itoje connected a total of ten tackles correctly and only missed one. On the other hand, he made two successful passes and was able to pass a player by trying to tackle him. Lastly, the Saracens player had two catches that were exceptional. Without a doubt, Itoje was a key man in the victory of the European team and, after the victory, he showed his feelings and commented: “It is very special to be a Lion and to have won this match as well.”