Warren gatland, coach of the British & Irish Lions, was forced to make a new modification in the starting lineup to face Japan this Saturday, as Zander Fagerson will not be able to participate in the game due to a bad back.
After what was the low de Hamish Watson, Gatland was forced to re-arm the formation he had confirmed last Tuesday. the Irish Tadhg Furlong to enter for Fagerson (Kyle Sinckler will go to the substitute bench), while the Welshman Justin Tipuric to replace Watson.
The British team reported that Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) will not be part of the match against Japan due to back problems. The mainstay will start, but as he cannot train normally, he will be replaced by Furlong (Leinster, Ireland).
“It’s a shame Zander can’t play Murrayfield as a Lion, but he’s not 100%Gatland assured. At the same time, the head coach of the British team added: “You will have a chance to be part of the starting squad for the next two games and earn a spot to face South Africa, so it’s not worth risking. Kyle Sinckler will be added to the substitutes to complete the team, “he said.
In this way, this will be the formation of the British and Irish Lions: 1. Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland), 2. Ken Owens, 3. Tadhg Furlong, 4. Iain Henderson, 5. Alun Wyn Jones (C), 6. Tadhg Beirne, 7. Justin Tipuric, 8. Jack Conan, 9. Conor Murray, 10. Dan Biggar, 11. Duhan van der Merwe, 12. Bundee Aki, 13. Robbie Henshaw, 14. Josh Adams, 15. Liam Williams
Substitutes: 16. Jamie George, 17. Wyn Jones, 18. Kyle Sinckler, 19. Courtney Lawes, 20. Taulupe Faletau, 21. Ali Price, 22. Owen Farrell, 23. Anthony Watson