Fagerson to make first Lions start
Zander Fagerson will make his first start for the British and Irish Lions on Wednesday evening, after the tight-head prop was named in Warren Gatland’s starting XV to take on the Sharks.
The 25-year-old became the 848th player to pull on the famous red jersey by coming off the bench in Saturday’s victory over the Sigma Lions, becoming the first Glasgow front-rower to represent the British and Irish Lions since Gordon Bulloch on the 2005 tour to New Zealand.
Fagerson played 25 minutes in the win in Johannesburg, coming away with a 100% tackle success rate from his cameo.
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports, with Channel Four providing highlights through their All4 streaming platform.
CELL C SHARKS v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
15. Liam Williams (Scarlets, Wales) #833
14. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, England) #816
13. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) #822
12. Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland) #837
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) #841
10. Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints, Wales) #821
9. Gareth Davies (Scarlets, Wales) #850
1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England) #787
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, England) #851
3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) #848
4. Iain Henderson – Captain (Ulster Rugby, Ireland) #808
5. Adam Beard (Ospreys, Wales)
6. Josh Navidi (Cardiff Rugby, Wales)
7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, England)
8. Sam Simmonds (Exeter, England) #849
16. Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales) #829
17. Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) #840
18. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #818
19. Tadhg Beirne (Munster Rugby, Ireland) #838
20. Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #839
21. Conor Murray (Munster Rugby, Ireland) #790
22. Stuart Hogg (Exeter, Scotland) #783
23. Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby, Scotland) #844
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