The Reported Lions Team For Tomorrow’s First Test Is Out – And It Will Blow Your Mind
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The British and Irish Lions team announcement has been moved to tomorrow morning at 10am instead of Thursday and it appears the matchday 23 has been leaked.
The Times appear to have got a hold of the matchday 23 and I dunno about you – but it was not what I was expecting.
Ali Price looks set to start ahead of Conor Murray at nine with Courtney Lawes at six over the in-form Tadhg Beirne. Jack Conan will reportedly start at eight with Wyn Jones getting the nod at loosehead and Luke Cowan-Dickie at hooker.
Elsewhere, Duhan van ver Merwe looks set to get the nod on the left wing with Anthony Watson on the right and Stuart Hogg at fullback. Elliot Daly looks set to partner Robbie Henshaw in midfield.
Gatland also looks set to go with a 6-2 split with Owen Farrell and Conor Murray the only backs on the bench.
REPORTED LIONS TEAM
15. Stuart Hogg
14. Anthony Watson
13. Elliot Daly
12. Robbie Henshaw
11. Duhan van der Merwe
10. Dan Biggar
9. Ali Price
1. Wyn Jones
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Alun Wyn Jones (c)
5. Maro Itoje
6. Courtney Lawes
7. Tom Curry
8. Jack Conan
REPLACEMENTS: Ken Owens, Rory Sutherland, Kyle Sinckler, Tadhg Beirne, Hami