Price returns to Lions starting XV

Price returns to Lions starting XV

Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Ali Price will make his second Lions Test start on Saturday (7 August, kick-off 5pm), having been handed the number 9 jersey for the third and decisive Test.

Price will pair-up with Welsh fly-half Dan Biggar once again, as the Lions seek to secure a successful Series over the 2019 Rugby World Cup Champions, South Africa.

British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has made six changes in all to the starting XV which lost to the Springboks last Saturday in Cape Town.

That defeat saw the Castle Lager Lions Series draw level at 1-1 going into this weekend’s final Test match.

Price is joined by two fellow Scots, Duhan van der Merwe who starts his third Test match on the wing, and former Glasgow Warriors team-mate and Price’s good friend Finn Russell who could win his first Test cap from the bench.

The match is live on Sky Sports, with commentary also available on Talksport.


SOUTH AFRICA v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

Saturday 7 August 2021

Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Kick-off: 5pm (BST)


15. Liam Williams (Scarlets, Wales) #833

14. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) #836

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

12. Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland) #837

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

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

9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) #843


1. Wyn Jones (Scarlets, Wales) #842

2. Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales) #829

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

4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, England) #825

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

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

7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, England) #853

8. Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #839


Replacements:

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

17. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England) #787

18. *Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, England) #814 – subject to outcome of disciplinary hearing.

19. Adam Beard (Ospreys, Wales) #852

20. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, England) #849

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

22. Finn Russell (Racing 92, Scotland) #835

23. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) #822

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