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Monday, 22 June 2009

Lions Update

Since Rob is currently Laptopless I thought i'd give a quick run down of the team for Tuesdays game against the Emerging Springboks.
Ronan O'Gara will captain the side, making him the 4th Irish player to captain the Lions on this tour, following Paul O'Connell, Brian O'Driscoll & Donnacha O'Callaghan.

An interesting aside - each of the Irish Captains on this Lions tour have all one thing in common - the O' , just thought i'd point that out.

John Hayes, recent addition to the tour party, starts in the front row. As does Tim Payne. Both props were called out during the week as replacements for injury concerns to Euan Murray (who's tour is over) and Andrew Sheridan (Back injury responding slowly to treatment).

Emerging Springboks v British & Irish Lions - Newlands, Cape Town, on Tuesday 23 June at 6.10pm:

15 Keith Earls, 14 Shane Williams, 13 Riki Flutey, 12 Gordon D'Arcy, 11 Luke Fitzgerald, 10 Ronan O'Gara (Captain), 9 Harry Ellis, 8 Andy Powell, 7 Martyn Williams, 6 Joe Worsley, 5 Nathan Hines, 4 Donncha O'Callaghan, 3 John Hayes, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Tim Payne.

Replacements: Lee Mears, Phil Vickery, Simon Shaw, David Wallace, Mike Blair, James Hook, Ugo Monye.


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