Leaders: S Stevenson T Pulu, T Nanai-Johnson, J Fa’auli, S Alaimalo S Jesse (capt), F Christie S Fisiihoi, L Polwart, N Laulala, D Bird, M Allardice, M Brown, L Boshier, T Sanders.
Despite only a few possible Test supporting roles still being offered, the coaches also hope the midweek side can come towards the party against a weakened but positive-minded Leaders selection. The six additional cover players known as to the squad happen to be happily welcomed intothe fold but Gatland could use his original squad people creating an opportune lead before he introduces the newcomers towards the fray.
British & Irish Lions: L Johnson J Nowell, J Payne, R Henshaw, E Daly D Biggar, G Laidlaw J Marler, R Best (capt), D Cole, I Henderson, C Lawes, J Haskell, J Tipuric, C Stander.
Referee: J Garces (France).
Most importantly Farrell wants his players’ minds to become uncluttered against a “very smart” team whose capability to punish errors remains unparalleled. Nor does he would like them depressed by tit-for-tat mind games involving Gatland and Steve Hansen before Saturday: “We won’t even reference it towards the players. We don’t care how are you affected or what’s been stated. Some coaches attempt to cover you with love and say: ‘He’s an excellent guy,’ then … boom! It’s irrelevant and all sorts of coaches realize that.Inches