May 31, 2017 / 7:18 PM / 3 months ago

Rugby-British and Irish Lions team to face NZ Provincial Barbarians

AUCKLAND, June 1 (Reuters) - British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland named the following side on Thursday to face the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in the opening match of their 10-game tour in Whangarei on Saturday.

Lions: 15-Stuart Hogg, 14-Anthony Watson, 13-Jonathan Joseph, 12-Ben Te'o, 11-Tommy Seymour, 10-Johnny Sexton, 9-Greig Laidlaw; 8-Taulupe Faletau, 7-Sam Warburton (captain), 6-Ross Moriarty, 5-Iain Henderson, 4-Alun Wyn Jones, 3-Kyle Sinckler, 2-Rory Best, 1-Joe Marler

Replacements: 16-Jamie George, 17-Mako Vunipola, 18-Tadhg Furlong, 19-George Kruis, 20-Justin Tipuric, 21-Rhys Webb, 22-Owen Farrell, 23-Jared Payne

Compiled by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Editing by Ed Osmond

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