Glasgow duo named to face Stormers

Glasgow duo named to face Stormers

Ali Price will start for the British and Irish Lions in their final scheduled warm-up fixture ahead of the first Test of the 2021 tour, after being named at scrum-half for Saturday’s clash with the Stormers.

It will be the 28-year-old’s first involvement since the 54-7 victory over the Sharks last Wednesday, having been rested for both Saturday’s win over the same opponents and yesterday’s defeat to South Africa A.

The scrum-half has been a standout performer in his outings so far in South Africa, crossing for a try in the win over the Sigma Lions and impressing fans and pundits alike with his box-kicking and speed of service from the breakdown.

Price will be joined in the matchday squad by Glasgow team-mate Zander Fagerson, who continues as the reserve tight-head for the second successive match.

Fagerson came off the bench in last night’s loss to South Africa A, showing up well at the scrum against Coenie Oosthuizen.

The match is live on Sky Sports on Saturday evening, with kick-off in Cape Town scheduled for 5pm UK time. Live commentary is also available on Talksport.

DHL STORMERS v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
Cape Town Stadium, Saturday 17 July, kick-off 5pm

15. Stuart Hogg (C) (Exeter, Scotland) #783
14. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) #836
13. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) #822
12. Robbie Henshaw (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #824
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) #841
10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, England)
9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) #843

1. Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) #840
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter, England) #851
3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #818
4. Adam Beard (Ospreys, Wales) #852
5. Jonny Hill (Exeter, England) #845
6. Tadhg Beirne (Munster Rugby, Ireland) #838
7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland) #847
8. Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #839

Replacements:

16. Jamie George (Saracens, England) #819
17. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England) #787
18. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) #848
19. Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales) #761
20. Sam Simmonds (Exeter, England) #849
21. Gareth Davies (Scarlets, Wales) #850
22. Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby, Scotland) #844
23. Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby, Wales) #846

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