British and Irish Lions 2017: Rory Best to captain Lions, Jack Nowell at 15

Rory Best will captain the British and Irish Lions for his side’s next game against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Tuesday.

Best, who leads the side for the second time on tour following victory over the Chiefs, spearheads the same forward pack from Hamilton while there is continuity at half-back in Dan Biggar and Greig Laidlaw.


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Head Coach Warren Gatland said: “We are obviously hugely disappointed with the result last night but it is important to regroup. We know there are a lot of players motivated to go out and get a result for the whole group.

“A few players put their hands up for selection from the Chiefs game and played their way into the Test team so they know that there is another opportunity for them on Tuesday against the Super Rugby champions.”

British & Irish Lions: 15 Jack Nowell, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 George North, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Greig Laidlaw, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 James Haskell, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Rory Best (c), 1 Joe Marler
Replacements: 16 Kristian Dacey, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Cory Hill, 20 George Kruis, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Finn Russell, 23 Jared Payne
Date: Tuesday, June 27
Venue: Westpac Stadium
Kick-off: 19:35 local (07:35 GMT)
Referee: Romain Poite
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