Fagerson to make first Lions start

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.


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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


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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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