which players will get called up for the tournament?
The British Lions and Irish Lions’ first test against the Springboks takes place at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, July 24th. The announcement of the Lions test team has been eagerly awaited by rugby fans and the rugby union media. We know that Alun Wyn Jones will captain the side after making a remarkable recovery from a dislocated shoulder only 24 days ago.
In announcing the Lions squad, Warren Gatland stated, “In my four Tours as a Lions coach, this was by far the hardest Test selection I have been involved in.”
View the announced British Lions and Irish Lions team here. What are your thoughts on the side selected?
Do you agree with Warren Gatland’s choices and his coaching staff?
choosing the side for the first game
Warren Gatland and his coaching staff had the luxury of the majority of the Lions squad being fit and available for the opening game. With Owen Farrell set to start from the bench and Sale Sharks’ Tom Curry making his Lions test debut, Josh Adams of Wales will feel hard done by should he miss out. He has impressed in all the warm-up games. The British and Irish Lions starting 15 is comprised of six English, three Wales, three Irish and three Scots.
The South Africa World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi will return for the Springboks having recovered from COVID 19.
will you be watching the game live?
The game will be aired live on Skysports at 17.00 BST. Many rugby union fans will be heading to their local rugby club, meeting up with fellow rugby members and friends to watch the game. Where will you be watching the game?
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