Louis Rees-Zammit He was one of the best players and the great appearance of the last season. Now, it became the unknown of the series between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions.
The Gloucester and Wales wing was one of the Dragon’s figures in the 2021 Six Nations supporting four tries in five matches to lead his team to the title.
The young Welshman was not in the first two games of the series against South Africa and he will not be in the decisive duel that will be played on Saturday in Cape Town.
Warren Gatland decided not to include Rees Zammit among the 23. Despite making two modifications to the bottom three, Adams and Williams for Watson and Hogg, the young Welshman was not considered by the coach. Nor will he be among the substitutes, since the multifunctional Eliott Daly will occupy.
South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Lood de Jager , 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Marco van Staden, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Morné Steyn, 23 Damian Willemse
British & Irish Lions: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Josh Adams, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Ali Price, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Wyn Jones
Alternates: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Adam Beard, 20 Sam Simmonds, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Finn Russell, 23 Elliot Daly
Kick off: Saturday, 13 (Argentine time), Cape Town
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
Referees Assistants: Ben O’Keeffe, Nic Berry
TMO: Marius Jonker