Players ratings from British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand

Jonathan Davies was the Lions' standout player
Jonathan Davies was the Lions' standout player

As the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand ended in a 1-1 draw, we take a look at the how the visiting players have fared in the series.

LIAM WILLIAMS: Created one of the greatest tries in Lions history when he attacked from deep in the first Test. He also made mistakes, but he is a thrilling counter-attacker. 7 /10

LEIGH HALFPENNY: Unlike in Australia four years ago, was more of a bit-part player this time round. Did not start a Test. 6

STUART HOGG: The Scotsman's tour was ended when he suffered a freak injury during the Crusaders game when team-mate Conor Murray's elbow caught him in the face. 6

ANTHONY WATSON: A wonderfully-elusive runner who was a handful for the New Zealand defence in all three Tests. Exciting to watch. 8

ELLIOT DALY: Enhanced his reputation by breaking into the Test team and starting all three All Blacks clashes. Also kicked a brilliant long-range penalty in the decider. 8

JACK NOWELL: Started the tour slowly, but he had his moments as it progressed. On the bench for second and third Tests. 6

GEORGE NORTH: Failed to make a mark and fell well below the blistering standards of his Lions tour to Australia four years ago. 5

TOMMY SEYMOUR: The Scotland wing showed his try-scoring prowess as a midweek team regular. 6

JARED PAYNE: Hampered by injury and then migraine trouble, meaning he was never able to hit top gear. 6

JONATHAN DAVIES: A magnificent tour in attack and defence. Won the Lions players' player award, and impossible to disagree. Outstanding. 9

JONATHAN JOSEPH: Could not hit the heights that he regularly manages with England. Some strong attacking moments, but also exposed in defence at times. 5

BEN TE'O: The powerful centre did a brilliant job on New Zealand dangerman Sonny Bill Williams in the first Test. Relished the big occasion. 8

ROBBIE HENSHAW: Travelled to New Zealand with his expectation, but things did not materialise, and then he suffered a tour-ending injury in the Hurricanes game. 5

OWEN FARRELL: Won the second Test and drew the third with his nerveless penalty kicking. Rock-solid temperament, although he was sometimes prone to making wrong decisions. 7

JOHNNY SEXTON: The Ireland fly-half worked well with Farrell at inside centre, and gave the Lions options with his game-management skills. 7

DAN BIGGAR: Had to settle for a midweek team role, but the Wales number 10 never let his head drop and provided a strong presence throughout. 7

CONOR MURRAY: Relished his scrum-half battle with New Zealand's Aaron Smith, and arguably shaded it across the Test series. Arguably now the world's premier number nine. 8

RHYS WEBB: Quick and with an eye for a gap, he understudied Murray strongly and was an excellent squad player. 7

GREIG LAIDLAW: Never really got going, and while an important midweek performer, he did not stand out. 5

MAKO VUNIPOLA: The England prop delivered some dominant displays in the tight and loose exchanges. All-action and aggression, he stepped up to the plate. 8

JACK McGRATH: Ireland's young loosehead prop did not put a foot wrong, and looks to have a glittering Test future ahead of him. 7

JOE MARLER: A mainstay of the midweek team, Marler consistently put in a shift as the Lions often had to dig deep. 7

TADHG FURLONG: A scrummaging rock for the Lions, he performed with a maturity beyond his years. Already approaching world-class status. 8

KYLE SINCKLER: The young England forward was over-exuberant at times, yet he also offered a great deal around the field. A rich learning experience. 7

DAN COLE: Like Marler, did not show any outward sign of disappointment at missing out on the Tests, doing his job diligently and professionally. 7

JAMIE GEORGE: Moved from England's reserve hooker to Lions Test team starter. George's career has leapt forward with his performances in New Zealand. 8

KEN OWENS: The Wales hooker found consistent levels throughout the tour when was called upon. Commanded respect. 7

RORY BEST: The most-used player as midweek captain, the Ireland skipper was a motivational presence on and off the pitch. 7

MARO ITOJE: England's 22-year-old lock went up another gear with the Lions. Relished the big occasions and taking on New Zealand's revered forwards. 9

ALUN WYN JONES: Has now played in nine successive Lions Tests, recovering from a shaky performance in the series opener to rediscover top form. 7

COURTNEY LAWES: Bristled with pace, power and aggression, and richly deserved a place in the Test match-day 23 on two occasions. 7

IAIN HENDERSON: Arguably the player most unlucky not to feature in a Test. Terrific work-rate, superb ball-carrier and quality set-piece exponent. 8

GEORGE KRUIS: Started the first Test, but had a poor game and then drifted out of the match-day 23 behind Itoje, Jones and Lawes. 5

SAM WARBURTON: The Welshman's second tour as Lions skipper saw him lead from the front in impressive fashion. Combined quality leadership on and off the pitch with performances to match on it. 8

PETER O'MAHONY: Captained the Lions in the first Test, but then made way for Warburton's return in Wellington. Strong, solid tourist. 7

SEAN O'BRIEN: A dynamic operator was arguably the glue of the Lions Test pack. Uncompromising and physical, he also scored an unforgettable first Test try. 8

CJ STANDER: Had his moments, and was on the bench in Tests two and three. Solid, rather than spectacular. 7

ROSS MORIARTY: His tour ended early through injury, denying him the chance to stake a claim for Test recognition. 5

JAMES HASKELL: Played his part largely on the midweek stage. A character whose infectious enthusiasm was important. 6

JUSTIN TIPURIC: Another Test squad hard luck story. Hardly missed a tackle all tour, delivering admirable consistency. 7

TAULUPE FALETAU: Showcased his ability as a world-class number eight. Just got on with his job, and he did it brilliantly. 8