Tadhg Beirne Starts For The Lions Against The Sharks – Munster Rugby


The British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has named his workforce to play Cell C Sharks for this Saturday’s match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria (kick off 5pm BST).

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne and Conor Murray are each within the matchday 23 with Beirne beginning and Murray among the many replacements.

Jamie George (Saracens, England) is known as captain of a beginning XV which has 13 adjustments to the workforce that performed the identical opposition earlier this week, with solely Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) and Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) retained.

The sport towards the Durban-based Sharks replaces the scheduled Tour match towards the Bulls and is the third in an eight-game Sequence culminating within the three Checks towards World Champions, the Springboks.

Lions tour captain Conor Murray is known as among the many replacements ©INPHO

That is the second time the Lions may have performed the Sharks within the Citadel Lager Lions Sequence, having already crushed them 7-54 on Wednesday evening at Emirates Airline Park.

“It’s clearly been a barely turbulent week, however we stay decided to maintain rolling with the punches,” mentioned Gatland.

“In some ways, the challenges we’ve confronted this week have strengthened our resolve to do all the pieces we are able to to beat the challenges created by covid.

“The sensation within the camp on Wednesday evening was simply to provide it a crack – I used to be actually proud by how everybody reacted, significantly the match day squad who would have by no means ready for a recreation like that earlier than.

“Saturday is one other alternative to see how the boys go and for us as coaches to check out just a few extra mixtures forward of the Check sequence.

“I’ve lengthy been an admirer of Jamie’s management abilities, so I’m delighted to call him skipper.

“We wish to cross on because of the Sharks boys for fronting up and going once more on Saturday. The spirit of rugby and an awesome likelihood for them to have one other shot at us.”


15. Liam Williams (Scarlets, Wales) #833

14. Anthony Watson (Tub Rugby, England) #816

13. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) #822

12. Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby, Scotland) #844

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

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

9. Gareth Davies (Scarlets, Wales) #850

1. Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) #840

2. Jamie George – captain (Saracens, England) #819

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

4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, England) #825

5. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, England) #845

6. Tadhg Beirne (Munster Rugby, Eire) #838

7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland) #847

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


16. Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales) #829

17. Wyn Jones (Scarlets, Wales) #842

18. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, England) #814

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

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

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

22. Conor Murray (Munster Rugby, Eire) #790

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

Saturday 10 July 2021

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Kick-off: 5pm (BST)


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