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RULED OUT: Justin Tipuric comes into Lions XV due to injury

Hamish Watson has been replaced by Justin Tipuric in the starting line-up for this Saturday’s clash with Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium for The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup. 

The Scottish loose forward suffered a concussion in training yesterday and will begin the graduated return-to-play protocol.

The Lions take on Japan at 3pm, live on Channel 4 in the first game of their 2021 Tour.

When is the Lions vs Japan?

Saturday, June 26.

What time is Lions vs Japan kick-off?

3pm BST.

What TV channel is Lions vs Japan on?

Channel 4!

THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS vs JAPAN – The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup

15. Liam Williams (Scarlets, Wales) #833

14. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales)

13. Robbie Henshaw (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #824

12. Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland)

11. Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)

10. Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints, Wales) #821

9. Conor Murray (Munster Rugby, Ireland) #790

1. Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)

2. Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales) #829

3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)

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

5. Alun Wyn Jones – Captain (Ospreys, Wales) #761

6. Tadhg Beirne (Munster Rugby, Ireland)

7. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys, Wales) – Back row #786

8. Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)

Replacements:

16. Jamie George (Saracens, England) #819

17. Wyn Jones (Scarlets, Wales)

18. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #818

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

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

21. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)

22. Owen Farrell (Saracens, England) #780

23. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, England) #816

Warren Gatland’s standby player for each position

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#BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Hugo Keenan (Ireland)
  • 14. Jack Nowell (England)
  • 11. Jonny. May (England)
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#CENTRES:

  • 13. Henry Slade (England)
  • 12. Jonathan Davies (Wales)
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