The British & Irish Lions will face the Stormers at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town this saturday from 13 (Argentina time) and You will be able to see live on ESPN App and at 8pm on a delayed basis on ESPN Extra. It will be the last game of the European team for South African lands before starting the series of three games against the Springboks.
Warren Gatland announced the team and Stuart Hogg will be captain again. The opening Marcus Smith will make his debut on the team after joining on Sunday. At the same time, Josh Adams will be back after the birth of their daughter and Alun Wyn Jones will be on the substitute bench, after get injured in the friendly against Japan and miss part of the tour.
On the other hand, Stormers will have Ernst van Rhyn as captain and their coach, John Dobson, said his team is aware of the honor of having the opportunity to face the Lions. “Any game against the Lions is a historic occasion and we will do everything we can to do justice to the magnitude of this game.”
STORMERS: 15- Sergeal Petersen; 14- Seabelo Senatla, 13- Rikus Pretorius, 12- Dan du Plessis, 11- Edwill van der Merwe; 10- Tim Swiel, 9- Godlen Masimla; 8- Evan Roos, 7- Johan du Toit, 6- Nama Xaba; 5- JD Schickerling, 4- Ernst van Rhyn (C); 3- Neethling Fouche, 2- JJ Kotze, 1- Leon Lyons.
Substitutes: 16- Andre-Hugo Venter, 17- Kwenzo Blose, 18- Sazi Sandi, 19- Justin Basson, 20- Marcel Theunissen, 21- Thomas Bursey, 22- Abner van Reenen, 23- Juan de Jongh, 24- Lee-Marvin Mazibuko , 25- Niel Otto, 26- Leolin Zas, 27- Cornel Smit.
BRITISH & IRISH LIONS: 15- Stuart Hogg (C), 14- Josh Adams, 13- Elliot Day, 12- Robbie Henshaw, 11- Duhan van der Merwe; 10- Marcus Smith, 9- Ali Price; 8- Jack Conan, 7- Hamish Watson, 6- Tadhg Beirne; 5- Jonny Hill, 4- Adam Beard; 3- Tadhg Furlong, 2- Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1- Rory Sutherland.
Substitutes: 16- Jamie George, 17- Mako Vunipola, 18- Zander Fagerson, 19- Alun Wyn Jones, 20- Sam Simmonds, 21- Gareth Davies, 22- Chris Harris, 23- Louis Rees-Zammit.