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)
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees admitted that the Gloucester squad were disappointed and frustrated after losing at home to Exeter, regretting that Gloucester's own errors had given the Chiefs the upper hand.
David Humphreys spoke to the local press after the Gloucester Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs on Friday was announced. Henry Purdy is making his Premiership debut for Gloucester and thoroughly deserves his chance says Humphreys.
Dan Murphy was part of a Gloucester pack which took a grip as the Sale game progressed and, ultimately, were rewarded with a late penalty try. The loose head prop says the team's improved scrummaging is down to a lot of hard work over the summer.
Gloucester clinched their first Aviva Premiership win of the season on Saturday, 34-27 over Sale Sharks, and scrum half Greig Laidlaw felt that the Kingsholm crowd played a massive part as they spurred the team on.
David Humphreys spoke to Gloucester Rugby TV after the 34-27 win over Sale Sharks at Kingsholm. The Director of Rugby praised the Kingsholm crowd for spurring the team on to a super second half comeback.
Speaking to Gloucester Rugby TV this week, Sione Kalamafoni is expecting a tough, physical battle against Sale Sharks as the Cherry and Whites return to Kingsholm for Round Two of the Aviva Premiership