Sir Clive Woodward has named the British Lions starting line for Monday's clash with Argentina at the Millennium Stadium (kick off 7.45pm - Tickets 08705 582582).
There are a number of Irish and Welsh players named in the starting XV with Goerdan Murphy, Denis Hickie, Gordon Darcy, Shane Williams, Gareth Cooper, Shane Byrne, John Hayes, Malcolm O'Kelly, Michael Owen
Jonny Wilkinson will make his international comeback. The Newcastle Falcons fly-half has not played at the highest level since dropping the goal which won England the 2003 World Cup in Sydney's Telstra Stadium.
When he takes to the field in Cardiff it will represent a personal triumph for Wilkinson, who has been plagued by injuries since his World Cup exploits.
He was initially left out of the Lions squad due to question marks lingering over his fitness, but Wilkinson convinced Lions chief Sir Clive Woodward of his form and physical sharpness over the closing weeks of the Zurich Premiership season, resulting in his late call-up.
Wales number eight Michael Owen will skipper the Lions, with Brian O'Driscoll - who will captain the side on their summer tour of New Zealand - allowed to sit the game out.
15 MURPHY Geordan (Leicester Tigers, Ireland)
14 HICKIE Denis (Leinster, Ireland)
13 SMITH Ollie (Leicester Tigers, England)
12 D'ARCY Gordan (Leinster, Ireland)
11 WILLIAMS Shane (Ospreys, Wales)
10 WILKINSON Jonny (Vice Captain) (Newcastle Falcons, England)
9 COOPER Gareth (Dragons, Wales)
1 ROWNTREE Graham (Leicester Tigers, England)
2 BYRNE Shane (Leinster, Ireland)
3 HAYES John (Munster, Ireland)
4 O'KELLY Malcolm (Leinster, Ireland)
5 GREWCOCK Danny (Bath, England)
6 TAYLOR Simon (Edinburgh, Scotland)
7 MOODY Lewis (Leicester Tigers, England)
8 OWEN Michael (Dragons, Wales - Captain)
16 THOMPSON Steve (Northampton Saints, England)
17 WHITE Julian (Leicester Tigers, England)
18 O'CALLAGHAN Donncha (Munster, Ireland)
19 CORRY Martin (Leicester Tigers, England)
20 CUSITER Chris (Borders, Scotland)
21 O'GARA Ronan (Munster, Ireland)
22 HORGAN Shane (Leinster, Ireland)
Gloucester travel to Devon to take on the Exeter Chiefs in the opening round of the LV= Cup on Saturday and, with several players away on international duty, Scrum Coach Trevor Woodman feels that the competition provides other players with a great chance to show what they can do.
Man of the Match Matt Kvesic confirmed that Gloucester were anticipating a physical encounter in Oyonnax, and duly got one. The flanker told GRTV that taking the win and denying the home side even a bonus point was a big achievement.
Speaking after he kicked 20 points in Gloucester's 25-15 win over Oyonnax on Saturday evening, Greig Laidlaw admitted that the game had been every bit as challenging as expected and praised the massive effort put in by the pack.
Speaking after the 25-15 European Rugby Challenge Cup win in France, David Humphreys told the local media that he was delighted that his Gloucester team matched Oyonnax's intensity on the night and made it two wins from two in Europe.
Gloucester travel to Oyonnax for the second round of the European Rugby Challenge Cup on Saturday evening, and Director of Rugby David Humphreys is expecting a big test from the French side, feeling that their league position doesn't reflect their recent performances.
Speaking exclusively to Gloucester Rugby TV, Matt Kvesic explained that his decision to extend his contract at Kingsholm was a simple one and that he was hugely excited for the future in Cherry and White.
Speaking after the 55-0 win over CA Brive, Jonny May told GRTV that he's delighted that the team's hard work is starting to pay dividends but was equally happy for his friend and team mate, Charlie Sharples, on what was a big night for his fellow winger.