Sean Fitzpatrick has paid tribute to the Welsh contingent of the British & Irish Lions that toured South Africa earlier this summer.
The Lions were defeated 2-1 in the three-match Test series by the World Champion Springboks, but the former New Zealand international is full of praise for the Welsh players and their contribution.
“I look at that Welsh front row of [Gethin] Jenkins, [Matthew] Rees and Adam Jones. It's a pity they didn't start the first Test,” Fitzpatrick told BBC Sport.
“Those three especially stood out for me and we saw that especially when Jones came on and Rees played well - he's not the biggest of hookers - but he gets around and does the job.
“Your nine-10 pairing's fantastic. I thought (Stephen) Jones did really well at 10 under a huge amount of pressure, but did very well.”