Sir Clive Woodward has made a number of changes for this weekend's second test match against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.
Woodward has made 11 changes - including four positional switches in the back division - following last weekend's 21-3 defeat in Christchurch.
There are seven new faces - centre Gavin Henson, wing Shane Williams, hooker Steve Thompson, lock Donncha O'Callaghan and the back-row trio of Simon Easterby, Lewis Moody and Ryan Jones.
Easterby and Jones have stormed through after missing out on Woodward's initial 45-man squad selection, clinching Test spots after arriving as respective replacements for injured pair Lawrence Dallaglio and Simon Taylor.
Five changes are inevitably up-front, where the Lions were over-powered by a rampant All Blacks pack five days ago, with an injured Richard Hill joined on the outside by Shane Byrne, Ben Kay, Neil Back and Martin Corry.
Hooker Byrne and back-row forward Corry are now on the replacements' bench, but Leicester pair Kay and 36-year-old Back miss out completely.
Only props Gethin Jenkins and Julian White, together with lock Paul O'Connell, remain for a chance to avenge the Christchurch pummelling.
Behind the scrum, Woodward has at last gone for Welsh Grand Slam stars Henson and Williams, who are among the most creative players in British rugby.
Henson's first Test omission was a major surprise, while Williams booked his place by scoring five tries during yesterday's 109-6 stroll against second division minnows Manawatu.
New skipper Gareth Thomas will partner Henson in midfield, having been switched from the wing to be handed injured captain Brian O'Driscoll's number 13 shirt.
Woodward has also decreed a positional swap for England pair Josh Lewsey and Jason Robinson, with Lewsey at full-back and Robinson on the wing.
Jonny Wilkinson, meanwhile, reverts from inside centre to fly-half instead of Stephen Jones, but Woodward retains Dwayne Peel as his half-back partner, rather than promoting the more experienced England World Cup winner Matt Dawson.
It will be Wilkinson's first start in a full-blown Test at number 10 since the 2003 World Cup final.
The team comprises six Englishmen, six Welsh and three Irish, with five players - Henson, Williams, O'Callaghan, Easterby and Moody - making their Lions Test debuts.
Defeat for the Lions would leave them facing an irretrievable 2-0 deficit with one Test still to go in Auckland on Saturday week, destroying Woodward's dream of following England's World Cup triumph by defeating the All Blacks in New Zealand.
Lions: J Lewsey (Wasps and England); J Robinson (Sale and England), G Thomas (Toulouse and Wales, capt), G Henson (Neath-Swansea Ospreys and Wales), S Williams (Neath-Swansea Ospreys and Wales); J Wilkinson (Newcastle and England), D Peel (Llanelli and Wales); G Jenkins (Cardiff and Wales), S Thompson (Northampton and England), J White (Leicester and England), P O'Connell (Munster and Ireland), D O'Callaghan (Munster and Ireland), S Easterby (Llanelli and Ireland), L Moody (Leicester and England), R Jones (Neath-Swansea Ospreys and Wales).
Replacements: S Byrne (Leinster and Ireland), G Rowntree (Leicester and England), M Corry (Leicester and England), M Williams (Cardiff and Wales), M Dawson (Wasps and England), S Jones (Clermont Auvergne and Wales), S Horgan (Leinster and Ireland).
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
After the huge success of the Darts evening in March, Gloucester Rugby and events sponsors Worthington's are pleased to present an evening with Darts Legends Eric Bristow, Keith Deller, Bobby George and Wayne Mardle hosted by Russ Bray on Tuesday 9 December.
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