Rugby: Rugby-Lions name team for opening tour match


JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The British and Irish Lions named the following team to play the Gauteng Lions in their opening match of their South African tour in Johannesburg on Saturday:

15-Stuart Hogg (capt), 14-Louis Rees-Zammit, 13- Chris Harris, 12-Owen Farrell, 11-Josh Adams, 10-Finn Russell, 9-Ali Price, 8-Taulupe Faletau, 7- Hamish Watson, 6- Courtney Lawes, 5-Jonny Hill, 4-Maro Itoje, 3-Kyle Sinckler, 2-Jamie George, 1-Wyn Jones

Replacements: 16-Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17-Mako Vunipola, 18-Zander Fagerson, 19 Iain Henderson, 20-Sam Simmonds, 21-Gareth Davies, 22-Bundee Aki, 23-Elliot Daly.

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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