Carlisle star Chris Harris enjoyed a successful British & Irish Lions debut in South Africa.

The Cumbrian helped Warren Gatland's side to a comfortable victory in their first tour game.

The Lions eased to an emphatic 56-14 victory against Sigma Lions at Ellis Park.

Centre Harris, who spent his formative years with Carlisle Rugby Club, turned in a strong display as the tourists ran in eight tries.

He made his mark after just three minutes when his dink over the top sent Gloucester team-mate Louis Rees-Zammit clear for a try.

That featured in a positive performance from the 30-year-old as he made some powerful carries as the Lions got on top.

Josh Adams scored four tries in the second half with Hamish Watson, Alice Price and Gareth Davies also scoring for Gatland's men.

The head coach was satisfied with the Lions' showing. Gatland said there wer "some good aspects, a few mistakes and and a few things to work on.

"So first up we're pretty pleased really because we take away from here that there's a lot of things to keep improving and getting things right.

"But [I'm] pretty happy overall."

The Lions are next in action on Wednesday against the Durban-based Sharks.