November 29, 2022

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Owen Farrell and Finn Russell to spearhead new backline combination for the Lions in Johannesburg

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Finn Russell and Owen Farrell will spearhead a new backline combination in the Lions’ opening tour fixture in Johannesburg.

Head coach Warren Gatland has made 14 changes to his starting XV that beat Japan, with Stuart Hogg taking over as captain for the weekend.

More to follow. 

Owen Farrell (above) will spearhead a new backline combination for the Lions in Johannesburg

Owen Farrell (above) will spearhead a new backline combination for the Lions in Johannesburg

Owen Farrell (above) will spearhead a new backline combination for the Lions in Johannesburg

THE LIONS XV

15. Stuart Hogg – captain (Exeter Chiefs, Scotland) #783

14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby, Wales)

13. Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby, Scotland)

12. Owen Farrell (Saracens, England) #780

11. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) #836

10. Finn Russell (Racing 92, Scotland) #835

9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) #843

1. Wyn Jones (Scarlets, Wales) #842

2. Jamie George (Saracens, England) #819

3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, England) #814

4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, England) #825

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5. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, England)

6. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, England) #826

7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)

8. Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby, Wales) #779

Replacements:

16. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, England)

17. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England) – Prop #787

18. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)

19. Iain Henderson (Ulster Rugby, Ireland) #808

20. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, England)

21. Gareth Davies (Scarlets, Wales)

22. Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland) #837

23. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) #822

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