Alun Wyn Jones captains British and Irish Lions Check workforce; Ali Value, Elliot Daly, Luke Cowan-Dickie begin


Warren Gatland makes a number of stunning calls in his first Lions Check facet to face South Africa; Josh Adams out of squad, in-form Tadhg Beirne on bench, Ali Value begins forward of earlier tour skipper Conor Murray, Elliot Daly at 13, no Jamie George, Mako Vunipola, Taulupe Faletau in squad

Final Up to date: 21/07/21 10:00am


Alun Wyn Jones will captain the British and Irish Lions in Saturday’s first Check vs South Africa

Alun Wyn Jones will captain the British and Irish Lions of their first Check vs South Africa on Saturday, whereas Ali Value, Elliot Daly, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Courtney Lawes all begin. 

British and Irish Lions: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Ali Value; 1 Wyn Jones, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 6 Courtney Lawes, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Jack Conan.

Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Rory Sutherland, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Tadhg Beirne, 20 Hamish Watson, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Owen Farrell, 23 Liam Williams.

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