British & Irish Lions Forced Into A Late Change Ahead Of First Test With The Springboks

Late change.

British and Irish Lions loosehead prop Wyn Jones has been forced to withdraw from the matchday 23 for this evening’s first Test against the Springboks.

Jones has a shoulder problem and will be replaced in the starting line-up by Scotland’s Rory Sutherland.

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England’s Mako Vunipola will come onto the bench.

SOUTH AFRICA v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

15. Stuart Hogg
14. Anthony Watson
13. Elliot Daly
12. Robbie Henshaw
11. Duhan van der Merwe
10. Dan Biggar
9. Ali Price

1. Rory Sutherland
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Maro Itoje
5. Alun Wyn Jones – captain
6. Courtney Lawes
7. Tom Curry
8. Jack Conan

Replacements:

16. Ken Owens
17. Mako Vunipola
18. Kyle Sinckler
19. Tadhg Beirne
20. Hamish Watson
21. Conor Murray
22. Owen Farrell
23. Liam Williams