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Warren Gatland makes three modifications to British & Irish Lions for second South Africa take a look at

2021-07-27 15:17:50

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British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has made three modifications to the facet that beat the Springboks within the opening take a look at.

Conor Murray and Mako Vunipola have been named to start out after impressing off the bench final week. Chris Harris has additionally been introduced into the beginning XV for the second take a look at in opposition to South Africa on Saturday.

Dan Biggar will begin at fly-half topic to finishing return-to-play protocols after failing a head harm evaluation within the first take a look at.

Taulupe Faletau has been added to the bench, giving him the chance to win his fifth Lions cap.

“As all the time, choice was extremely powerful,” Gatland mentioned. “Nonetheless, we have made the modifications we predict are the suitable requires the weekend’s sport.

“It’s going to be one other tight contest. We all know the Springboks will probably be hurting they usually’ll throw all the things at us on Saturday, however I feel there’s a lot extra to come back from us too. We really feel we are able to go up one other degree from the place we had been within the first Take a look at and I might anticipate us to enhance.

“It is the largest sport on the Tour and we now have to embrace the expectation that comes with it. As gamers and coaches, these are the video games you wish to be concerned in. We’re relishing the chance to face the Springboks once more on Saturday and probably seal a Sequence win.”

Beginning XV:

Stuart Hogg, Anthony Watson, Chris Harris, Robbie Henshaw, Duhan van der Merwe, Dan Biggar, Conor Murray, Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tadhg Furlong, Maro Itoje, Alun Wyn Jones (Capt.) Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Jack Conan

Replacements:

Ken Owens, Rory Sutherland, Kyle Sinckler, Tadhg Beirne, Taulupe Faletau, Ali Worth, Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly

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