Lions team to face the Stormers: Marcus Smith starts! - Ruck

Lions team to face the Stormers: Marcus Smith starts!

The British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has named his team to play the DHL Stormers at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 17 July (kick off 5pm BST).

Following a period of isolation in Johannesburg, Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs, Scotland), is named captain of a brand new starting XV from the one that went down 17-13 to South Africa ‘A’ on Wednesday evening.

New recruit, Marcus Smith (Harlequins, England), will make his Lions debut at fly half.

Robbie Henshaw (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) returns from a hamstring injury to take place in the midfield alongside Elliot Daly (Saracens, England).


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

Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) #836

Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) #822

Robbie Henshaw (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #824

Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) #841

Marcus Smith (Harlequins, England)

Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) #843

Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) #840

Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, England) #851

Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #818

Adam Beard (Ospreys, Wales) #852

Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, England) #845

Tadhg Beirne (Munster Rugby, Ireland) #838

Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland) #847

Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #839


Jamie George (Saracens, England) #819

Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England) #787

Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) #848

Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales) #761

Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, England) #849

Gareth Davies (Scarlets, Wales) #850

Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby, Scotland) #844

Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby, Wales) #846

Saturday 17 July 2021


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