Jones to skipper Lions

Alun Wyn Jones will lead an experienced British & Irish Lions side in their third tour match against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

The Test centurion will bring all his experience to a starting lineup that sees Jonathan Davies, Conor Murray, George North and Sean O’Brien appear for the first time on tour.

Murray will be partnered by England pivot Owen Farrell, with the Lions desperate to bounce back after suffering a humbling loss to the Blues on Wednesday.

'The aim was always to start everyone in the first three matches and this selection ensures that we achieve this,' said coach Warren Gatland. 'This is an experienced team with nine of the starting 15 players having featured in 2013.'

British & Irish Lions – 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Ben Te'o, 11 Liam Williams, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Sean O'Brien, 6 Peter O'Mahony, 5 George Kruis, 4 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola.
Subs: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Maro Itoje, 20 CJ Stander, 21 Rhys Webb, 22 Johnny Sexton, 23 Anthony Watson.

Crusaders team

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