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British and Irish Lions: Josh Adams, Bundee Aki and Wyn Jones set for first starts in decisive third Test |  Rugby Union News

Head coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to his starting XV for the decisive third Test with South Africa on Saturday, including giving Adams, Aki and Jones their Test debuts for the Lions

Last Updated: 03/08/21 12:03pm

Josh Adams is in the starting XV for the third Test

Josh Adams, Bundee Aki and Wyn Jones are all set to make their Test debuts for the British and Irish Lions after being named in a much-changed starting XV for Saturday’s series decider.

In total, head coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to his starting line-up for the clash with the Springboks in Cape Town as the Lions aim to rebound from last weekend’s 29-7 loss.

Welsh flyer Adams is named on the wing, with compatriot Jones set to start in the front row after missing the first Test due to injury. Aki, meanwhile, comes in at inside center to form an all-Irish midfield with Robbie Henshaw.

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British and Irish Lions third Test team

British and Irish Lions: 15 Liam Williams; 14 Josh Adams 13 Robbie Henshaw 12 Bundee Aki 11 Duhan van der Merwe; 10 Dan Biggar 9 Ali Price; 1 Wyn Jones 2 Ken Owens 3 Tadhg Furlong 4 Maro Itoje 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c) 6 Courtney Lawes 7 Tom Curry 8 Jack Conan.

Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie 17 Mako Vunipola 18 Kyle Sinckler 19 Adam Beard 20 Sam Simmonds 21 Conor Murray 22 Finn Russell 23 Elliot Daly.

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