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)
Speaking to the local media this week, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
Gloucester Rugby face Exeter Chiefs this Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final, and Charlie Sharples, who starts at full back is relishing the challenge of the big Kingsholm occasion.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
Gloucester travel to the Stoop on Saturday afternoon to take on Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership. The Cherry and Whites make just two changes from last weekend's win over Connacht as they seek consistency and continuity in their play as Nick Walshe told the local media this week.
The Gloucester Rugby Ticket office can advise that the club's initial allocation of tickets for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final has sold out. However, the club has secured an additional allocation of tickets from EPCR which will go on sale on Monday.
Following Saturday evening's exciting European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Exeter Chiefs, the Ticket Office at Kingsholm will be open on Sunday from 11am to 3pm for Club Members to purchase tickets for the Final.
Gloucester Rugby qualified for their first European final since 2006 as they defeated the in-form Exeter Chiefs by 30 points to 19 in a thrilling semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday evening. The club photographer caught the best of the action.
Recent meetings between these two teams have often been thrillers, and this was no exception. It went down to the final few minutes, but Gloucester produced the goods when it mattered to qualify for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final, beating Exeter 30-19.