Menu
Sport

Tuilagi named in team to play against the Rebels

The England centre will appear in only his third game of the trip, having damaged a nerve in his neck against Queensland Reds.
The England centre will appear in only his third game of the trip, having damaged a nerve in his neck against Queensland Reds. David Rogers - Getty Images

BRITISH and Irish Lions centre Manu Tuilagi has the chance to press his claims to play in Saturday's second Test after yesterday being named in the team to play the Rebels in Melbourne.

The England centre will appear in only his third game of the trip, having damaged a nerve in his neck against Queensland Reds.

Another Englishman, lock Geoff Parling, one of six players who start the clash after being on the bench for the 23-21 first Test win over the Wallabies, will lead the side in its final non-Test appearence of the Tour.

Sean Maitland, Owen Farrell, Richard Hibbard, Dan Cole and Dan Lydiate are the others.

Coach Warren Gatland said the Rebels clash was a good opportunity for Tuilagi.

"This is a good chance for him and others to put their hands up," Gatland said.

The tourists received good news yesterday with Irish winger Tommy Bowe and Welsh centre Jamie Roberts expected to be fit for the Test, a game which could secure a series victory for the Lions for the first time on Aussie soil since 1989.

Lions: Kearney, Maitland, Tuilagi, Barritt, Zebo, Farrell, Murray; Grant, Hibbard, Cole, Gray, Parling (capt), Lydiate, O'Brien, Faletau. Reserves: Best, Vunipola, Stevens, Evans, Tipuric, Ben Youngs, Twelvetrees, Hogg.

Topics:  british and irish lions queensland reds second test


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

$1m boost for jobs in the region

Senator John Williams, Ben Franklin and Ballina Mayor David Wright at Boulders Beach. They were visiting projects on the Northern Rivers to have received funding under the Regional Jobs and Investment Package.

"The projects will provide employment and investment opportunities"

Versatility the key to capsicum

CAPSICUM: Is the plural of capsicum capsici?

Capsicum are out and about at the markets

Vanpackers reclaim million dollar view from council

MILLION DOLLAR VIEW: One enterprising camper had parked a caravan at Scarrabelotti's Lookout on Thursday.

Vanpackers are back at Scarrabelotti's Lookout.

Local Partners