LIVE | Springboks v British & Irish Lions: SA lead at the break
The 12-year wait in over! The world champion Springboks and British & Irish Lions will clash in the first Test at the Cape Town Stadium.
The 12-year wait in over!
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The world champion Springboks and British & Irish Lions will clash in the first Test at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
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Players to watch
Winger Makazole Mapimpi has scored tries in six of his last eight internationals for South Africa, including their first team try in two of the most recent three. When excluding the warm-ups, Scottish winger Duhan van der Merwe has crossed the line in four of his last six internationals for Scotland or the Lions.
Six of the last nine Lions Tests have been decided by a margin of five or fewer points.
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15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche
Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Damian Willemse
British & Irish Lions
15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland), 14. Anthony Watson (England), 13. Elliot Daly (England), 12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), 11. Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland), 10. Dan Biggar (Wales), 9. Ali Price (Scotland), 8. Jack Conan (Ireland), 7. Tom Curry (England), 6. Courtney Lawes (England), 5. Alun Wyn Jones (captain – Wales), 4. Maro Itoje (England), 3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), 2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (England), 1. Rory Sutherland (Scotland)
Substitutes: 16. Ken Owens (Wales), 17. Mako Vunipola (England), 18. Kyle Sinckler (England), 19. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland), 20. Hamish Watson (Scotland), 21. Conor Murray (Ireland), 22. Owen Farrell (England), 23. Liam Williams (Wales)