Jonathan Davies voted as British and Irish Lions' player of the series

Jonathan Davies with his family
Jonathan Davies with his family
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Wales international Jonathan Davies has been voted as the British and Irish Lions' player of the series by his team-mates following the recently concluded New Zealand tour that ended in a 1-1 draw.

The 29-year-old becomes the third player from Wales to win the award after Leigh Halfpenny and Jamie Roberts won it in the 2013 and 2009 tours of Australia and South Africa respectively.

Also the third Test in Auckland that ended in a 15-15 draw was Davies' sixth consecutive Test start for the Lions after featuring in the three games against Australia in 2013 as well.

Davies was pleased to be part of a challenging series against New Zealand and is hopeful of a bright future for Lions in the years to come.

“I'm blown away to receive this award from my peers. I have loved every minute of this amazing tour, with an amazing group of players and to receive this from them is very special.

"To come to somewhere like New Zealand, the home of the double world champions after such a short time together and to run them as close as we did is a huge achievement.

"Both teams have put in a huge effort and we have to be very proud of what we have achieved on this tour. It's been very special for me.”