It is confirmed Rory Best will captain the British and Irish Lions in Wellington on Tuesday for their next match against the Hurricanes. Its the second time he will have captained during the tour, previously leading them to their win against the Chiefs. 
The decision was made by Coach Warren Gatland after the Lions lost the opening Test against New Zealand 30-15 on Saturday.
Regarding the loss, Gatland said: “We are obviously hugely disappointed with the result but it is important to regroup… A few players put their hands up for selection from the Chiefs game and played their way into the Test team so they know that there is another opportunity for them on Tuesday against the Super Rugby champions.”
With four wins and three losses so far on the tour, there’s all to play for this Tuesday.
British and Irish Lions: Jack Nowell (England), Tommy Seymour (Scotland), Jonathan Joseph (England), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), George North (Wales), Dan Biggar (Wales), Greig Laidlaw (Scotland), Joe Marler (England), Rory Best (Ireland, captain), Dan Cole (England), Iain Henderson (Ireland), Courtney Lawes (England), James Haskell (England), Justin Tipuric (Wales), CJ Stander (Ireland).
Replacements: Kristian Dacey (Wales), Alan Dell (Scotland), Tomas Francis (Wales), Cory Hill (Wales), George Kruis (England), Gareth Davies (Wales), Finn Russell (Scotland), Jared Payne (Ireland).
Hurricanes: Jordie Barrett, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea, Otere Black, Te Toiroa-Tahuriorangi, Ben May, Ricky Ricitelli, Jeffrey To’omaga-Allen, Mark Abbott, Sam Lousi, Vaea Fifita, Callum Gibbins, Brad Shields (captain).
Replacements: Leni Apisai, Chris Eves, Mike Kainga, James Blackwell, Reed Prinsep, Kemara Hauiti-Parapara, Wes Goosen, Cory Jane.
Looking for somewhere to watch all the action? Head to Churchill’s Sports Bar to catch all the Lions Tour games on their big screens this June and early July!
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