Mako Vunipola, Conor Murray and Chris Harris come in for British and Irish Lions second Test starts vs Springboks

Warren Gatland has made three changes to his starting British and Irish Lions XV, with Mako Vunipola, Conor Murray and Chris Harris coming in at loosehead prop, scrum-half and outside-centre respectively; Taulupe Faletau replaces Hamish Watson on the bench; Elliot Daly takes the 23 shirt

Last Updated: 27/07/21 10:00am

Mako Vunipola has come in to start as one of three Lions changes

The British and Irish Lions have made three changes to their starting XV for the second Test vs South Africa on Saturday, with Mako Vunipola, Conor Murray and Chris Harris all coming in.

Welsh prop Wyn Jones remains out injured with a shoulder complaint, and so Vunipola starts ahead of Rory Sutherland at loosehead after his superb impact off the bench in the first Test.

At scrum-half, Ireland’s Murray replaces Price, while Scotland’s Harris starts at 13 with Elliot Daly dropped to the bench.

British and Irish Lions: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Conor Murray; 1 Mako Vunipola, 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 Taulupe Faletau, 21 Ali Price, 22 Owen Farrell, 23 Elliot Daly.

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