Sir Clive Woodward has made a number of changes to the Lions line-up for Saturday's final test match against New Zealand. The official website rounds up the latest.
Wings Jason Robinson and Shane Williams have been dropped for the Lions' Test series finale against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday.
Head coach Clive Woodward has made five changes, including the positional switch of Josh Lewsey from full-back to left wing, following last weekend's 48-18 second Test thumping in Wellington.
Irish full-back Geordan Murphy and Robinson's Sale Sharks colleague Mark Cueto, who has scored eight tries in eight England appearances, are handed their Lions Test debuts.
Woodward's other changes were enforced though, with Will Greenwood replacing Gavin Henson to partner skipper Gareth Thomas in midfield, and Stephen Jones taking over from fly-half Jonny Wilkinson.
Henson and Wilkinson are both suffering from so-called "stingers' in their shoulder/neck areas, while a list of other players who couldn't be considered because of injuries include Charlie Hodgson, Ben Kay, Simon Shaw and Gordon D'Arcy.
Captain Thomas did not train on Thursday as he continues his recovery from a virus, but Woodward is confident he will be fully fit in time for the Test.
The pack is unchanged from Wellington, and six players - Lewsey, Thomas, Dwayne Peel, Gethin Jenkins, Julian White and Paul O'Connell - will have started all three Tests.
Defeat for the Lions on Saturday would consign them to a 3-0 series whitewash, completing their worst set of Test results since 1983.
"Geordan Murphy has had a very good tour, and he was genuinely unlucky not to be included in one of the first two Tests, and I think the same applies to Mark Cueto, especially the way he played in midweek against Auckland," said Woodward.
"It was very tough on Shane Williams and Jason Robinson, but I think considering we were 2-0 down in the series, it was right to give a couple of players the chance who had been performing very well.
"It was also very tough on Shane Horgan, who I was thinking about starting with.
"Nothing against Jason Robinson or Shane Williams, I just believed these two players deserved a go. I am looking forward to seeing Cueto having a go, he is certainly one of the form European wingers, and he now gets his chance on the biggest stage.
"We've got one game to go. It is obviously a huge Test match for this side, and we would sincerely like to finish the tour with a win against New Zealand on Saturday.
"It was a case of getting everyone well-rested and just making the right calls after the Tuesday night game against Auckland," he added.
"The atmosphere in the camp is excellent. We are all very disappointed about the Test results, but it is just a massive opportunity for everyone involved. You don't get many chances to play New Zealand, and we've picked the strongest team we can put out."
Lions: Geordan Murphy (Leicester, Ireland); Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks, England), Will Greenwood (Harlequins, England), Gareth Thomas (capt, Toulouse, Wales), Josh Lewsey (London Wasps, England); Stephen Jones (Clermont Auvergne, Wales), Dwayne Peel (Llanelli, Wales); Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff, Wales), Steve Thompson (Northampton, England), Julian White (Leicester, England), Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster, Ireland), Paul O'Connell (Munster, Ireland), Simon Easterby (Llanelli, Ireland), Lewis Moody (Leicester, England), Ryan Jones (Neath-Swansea Ospreys, Wales).
Replacements: Shane Byrne (Leinster, Ireland), Graham Rowntree (Leicester, England), Martin Corry (Leicester, England), Martyn Williams (Cardiff, Wales), Matt Dawson (London Wasps, England), Ronan O'Gara (Munster, Ireland), Shane Horgan (Leinster, Ireland)
Gloucester Rugby hooker Richard Hibbard spoke to the local media this week as the Cherry and Whites prepare to face Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. The Welshman is ready to bounce back at The Rec.
Speaking to the local media about the local derby against Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys acknowledged that it will be a tough encounter but hugely exciting at the same time and one the squad are looking forward to.
A visibly disappointed Billy Twelvetrees admitted that it was a very sombre Gloucester dressing room as a last minute try and conversion condemned the Cherry and Whites to an 18-19 defeat against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
A disappointed Tom Savage told GRTV, after the 18-19 defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, that the whole Gloucester team had put in a fantastic effort, but just couldn't find the extra one or two percent necessary to put away a top side.
Speaking after the narrow loss to Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon, David Humphreys says despite there being a lot of good in Gloucester's performance, he rued the failure to close the game out, as well as thanking the home support
Kiwi second row Jeremy Thrush is thoroughly enjoying his time in Cherry and White so far, and this weekend the Leicester Tigers are the visitors to Kingsholm, and the All Black is massively excited about the challenge.
After two wins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, securing a home quarter-final, David Humphreys told the local media this week that Gloucester are coming into Saturday's game in good physical shape having rotated the squad. However, he and the squad are prepared for a tough encounter against the Tigers.
Speaking to GRTV after the 14-11 win in Zebre on Saturday, Bill Meakes acknowledged that Zebre had forced Gloucester to dig very deep to earn the win and made a point of thanking the tremendous travelling support.
Speaking after the 14-11 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Zebre in Parma, Scrum Coach Trevor Woodman admitted that Gloucester hadn't been at their best against a very tough opponent, but had just enough about them to earn the win.
It's almost four years since Gloucester won a Premiership game at the Rec against Bath. However, they got that monkey off their back on Friday evening with a hard-fought 15-11 win in testing conditions.
John Afoa returns to the Gloucester Rugby starting line up to take on Bath Rugby at the Rec in the Aviva Premiership on Friday evening, one of three changes to the side that started against Leicester last weekend.
Great news this afternoon as Cherry and White duo Mat Protheroe and Ollie Thorley have been named to start for England as they open up their Under 20 Six Nations campaign against Scotland in Glasgow this Friday
A number of Gloucester Rugby's Academy players will be part of a Hartpury Rugby squad which will travel to Pennyhill Park on Thursday to train with Eddie Jones' England side in their build up to take on Scotland.