4 Irish To Start For The Lions Against Crusaders

4 Irish To Start For The Lions Against Crusaders
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

8 Jun 2017

Ireland players Conor Murray, Peter O'Mahony, Sean O'Brien and Tadhg Furlong will get their first starts of the Lions tour against the Crusaders this Sunday.

CJ Stander, Jack McGrath and Johnny Sexton are among the replacements.

Meanwhile for the unbeaten Super Rugby side, 8 All-Blacks have been named in the starting XV.

They'll be led by second-row Sam Whitelock, with fellow internationals Owen Franks, Seta Tamanivalu, Luke Romano, Codie Taylor, Isreal Dagg and Joe Moody also being named.

15 Stuart Hogg – Glasgow Warriors, Scotland,
14 George North – Northampton Saints, Wales,
13 Jonathan Davies – Scarlets, Wales,
12 Ben Te’o – Worcester Warriors, England,
11 Liam Williams – Scarlets, Wales,
10 Owen Farrell – Saracens, England,
9 Conor Murray – Munster, Ireland,

1 Mako Vunipola – Saracens, England,
2 Jamie George – Saracens, England,
3 Tadhg Furlong – Leinster, Ireland,
4 Alun Wyn Jones (capt) – Ospreys, Wales,
5 George Kruis – Saracens, England,
6 Peter O’Mahony – Munster, Ireland,
7 Sean O’Brien – Leinster, Ireland,
8 Taulupe Faletau – Bath Rugby, Wales,

Replacements

16 Ken Owens – Scarlets, Wales,
17 Jack McGrath – Leinster, Ireland,
18 Dan Cole – Leicester, England,
19 Maro Itoje – Saracens, England,
20 CJ Stander – Munster, Ireland,
21 Rhys Webb – Ospreys, Wales,
22 Johnny Sexton – Leinster, Ireland,
23 Anthony Watson – Bath Rugby, England,