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Mako Vunipola, Conor Murray and Chris Harris enter for British and Irish Lions’ second start against Springboks |  Rugby Union News

Warren Gatland has made three changes to his starting British and Irish XV Lions, with Mako Vunipola, Conor Murray and Chris Harris respectively as free stalwart, scrum half and away center; Taulupe Faletau replaces Hamish Watson on the bench; Elliot Daly takes the jersey 23

Last update: 07/27/21 10:00 a.m.

Mako Vunipola entered to start as one of the three Lions changes

The British and Irish Lions made three changes to their starting XV for the second test against South Africa on Saturday, with Mako Vunipola, Conor Murray and Chris Harris.

Welsh mainstay Wyn Jones remains with a shoulder injury, so Vunipola starts headlong ahead of Rory Sutherland after his superb impact on the bench in the first test.

At the half of the scrum, Irishman Murray replaces Price, while Scotsman Harris starts at 13 with Elliot Daly abandoned on the bench.

British and Irish Lions: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Conor Murray; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 6 Courtney Lawes, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Jack Conan.

Substitutes: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Rory Sutherland, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Tadhg Beirne, 20 Taulupe Faletau, 21 Ali Price, 22 Owen Farrell, 23 Elliot Daly.

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