Saracens - Trio named to face Melbourne Rebels

Jun 23, 2013

Trio named to face Melbourne Rebels


Matt Stevens, Owen Farrell and Brad Barritt have all been named in the British and Irish Lions side for Tuesday's match against the Melbourne Rebels.

Farrell and Barritt are starting while Stevens is on the bench for the final midweek match of the Lions tour.

Mako Vunipola was originally selected to be on the bench for the game but following a calf injury to Alex Corbisiero, he was withdrawn with Saturday's second test in mind.

British & Irish Lions versus RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels, June 25, Melbourne

15. Rob Kearney (Leinster/Ireland)

14. Sean Maitland (Glasgow Warriors/Scotland)

13. Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers/England)

12. Brad Barritt (Saracens/England)

11. Simon Zebo (Munster/Ireland)

10. Owen Farrell (Saracens/England)

9. Conor Murray (Munster/Ireland)

1. Ryan Grant (Glasgow Warriors/Scotland)

2. Richard Hibbard (Ospreys/Wales)

3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers/England)

4. Richie Gray (Scotland)

5. Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers/England, capt)

6. Dan Lydiate (Dragons/Wales)

7. Sean O’Brien (Leinster/Ireland)

8. Tangaki Taulupe Faletau (Dragons/Wales)

Replacements

16. Rory Best (Ulster/Ireland)

17. Tom Court (Ulster/Ireland)

18. Matt Stevens (Saracens/England)

19. Ian Evans (Ospreys/Wales)

20. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys/Wales)

21. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers/England)

22. Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby/England)

23. Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors/Scotland)

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