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BREAKING: four players ruled out of Lions match


The British and Irish Lions game against the Sharks will go ahead on Wednesday after the tourists declared their first coronavirus case.

The Lions said two players and two staff members were isolating after one of the management team tested positive.

The forwards stay the same, but Ali Price is in for Gareth Davies. Louis Rees-Zammit in for Anthony Watson and Josh Adams at fullback to replace Liam Williams.

There is only one back on the bench! Maro Itoje is on for Tadhg Beirne, Finn Russell in for Conor Murray, Hamish Watson for Stuart Hogg and Taulupe Faletau for Chris Harris.

Russell the only back on the bench!

15. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales)
14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby, Wales)
13. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England)
12. Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland)
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors, Scotland)
10. Owen Farrell (Saracens, England)
9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)
1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England)
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, England)
3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)
4. Iain Henderson – Captain (Ulster Rugby, Ireland)
5. Adam Beard (Ospreys, Wales)
6. Josh Navidi (Cardiff Rugby, Wales)
7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, England)
8. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, England)

Replacements:
16. Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales)
17. Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors, Scotland)
18. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)
19. Maro Itoje (Saracens, England)
20. Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)
21 . Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)
22. Finn Russell (Racing 92, Scotland)
23. Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby, Wales)

LIONS INJURY UPDATE:

Anthony Watson (Toe): The winger has had a jab in a sore toe. Head coach Warren Gatland says it’s just a minor problem that will be managed throughout the tour and nothing to worry about.

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