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).
Matt Scott made his first appearance in Cherry and White on Saturday afternoon, and despite a narrow loss to Leinster, the Scotsman highlighted a lot to be pleased about after the first hit out of the new season.
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Summer signing Matt Scott met with the local media for the first time this week and said that he's settling in well at Gloucester, that hopes are high for the forthcoming season and that skipper Greig Laidlaw had done a good sales pitch when it came to him signing!
Olly Morgan is heading up Gloucester's Singha Premiership 7s once again this summer and, with the start of the tournament just around the corner, he's looking for some of the club's younger players to make the most of the playing time and the exposure it offers.
The Cherry & Whites are now in their second full week of preseason ahead of the new season, and GRTV caught up with the new Head of Strength & Conditioning Dan Tobin to chat about what is in store, and his first impressions of the club.
Speaking exclusively to GRTV before Wales set off for Twickenham on Friday afternoon, Ross Moriarty chatted about the prospect of taking on England on Sunday as well as the challenge of the subsequent tour to New Zealand.
Brighton is the venue of choice for England this week as the squad have reported for a training camp to prepare for the upcoming international against Wales. GRTV caught up with Gloucester's Matt Kvesic after the first day's training.
Gloucester Rugby has always been very active in the local community, promoting grassroots rugby and delivering programmes to underprivileged children, and recently we received the news that we had achieved registered charity status to allow us to continue what we've been doing and grow our programmes across the county.
Gloucester Rugby are joining forces with main club partners Mitsubishi Motors in scrumming down with legends of rugby union and rugby league for a hybrid match with aims to raise thousands of pounds for charity at the same time.