Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Louis Rees-Zammit and Chris Harris set for first Lions caps

Gloucester Rugby's Louis Rees-Zammit and Chris Harris are both set to earn their first British & Irish Lions caps in the opening match of the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series when the tourists take on the Emirates Lions this Saturday (kick-off 5pm BST). 

“It’s good to have arrived in Johannesburg and get the Tour underway,” said Lions Head coach, Warren Gatland. 

“We had a pleasing win last week up in Edinburgh, but there’s still plenty we need to get right on Saturday.

“I’ve been encouraged by the way the boys have trained this week. I feel it’s gone up a level from where we were in Jersey and we’re starting to see a better understanding of some of our tactics. 

“There’s some new player combinations for us to have a look at this Saturday – which is good information for us as the Test Series approaches.  

“My congratulations to all those playing their first game as a Lion, and also to Hoggy too – who I am sure will lead the side by example.” 

EMIRATES LIONS v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

Saturday 3 July 2021

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Kick-off: 5pm (BST)

 

15. Stuart Hogg – captain (Exeter Chiefs, Scotland) #783

14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby, Wales) 

13. Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby, Scotland)

12. Owen Farrell (Saracens, England) #780

11. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) #836

10. Finn Russell (Racing 92, Scotland) #835

9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) #843

1. Wyn Jones (Scarlets, Wales) #842

2. Jamie George (Saracens, England) #819

3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, England) #814

4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, England) #825

5. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, England)

6. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, England) #826   

7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)

8. Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby, Wales) #779

Replacements:

16. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, England) 

17. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England) – Prop #787

18. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) 

19. Iain Henderson (Ulster Rugby, Ireland) #808

20. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, England)

21. Gareth Davies (Scarlets, Wales)

22. Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland) #837

23. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) #822

Next Home Match
Kingsholm Stadium
Gloucester Rugby
Sat 23 Oct
KO 15:00
Newcastle Falcons
Match starts in
03
Days
13
Hours
03
Mins
Buy tickets