The Lions take each other on tonight; no it’s not a pub brawl between a bunch of guys from the same team.
After last weekend’s wake-up call, almost suffering a defeat at what was for all intents and purposes a Griquas team the British & Irish Lions will have realized that this trip to South Africa is going to be anything but a doddle.
The Golden Lions have had a little of their own turmoil in the buildup to this match with their coach being fired and a subsequent player strike being averted, only for Earl Rose to be pulled from the bench on the insistence of the Springbok coach.
Will the British & Irish Lions lift their game to the intensity requested by their forwards coach?
Or will the Golden Lions show that a S14 side from the lower half of the log is too much of a match for pasty legs?
Venue: CocaCola Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 19:10 Local Time
Referee: Craig Joubert
ARs: Wayne Barnes (England), Marius Jonker
TMO: Johann Meuwesen
15 Louis Ludik, 14 Michael Killian, 13 Jannie Boshoff, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Dusty Noble, 10 André Pretorius, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Franco van der Merwe, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar (captain), 5 Willem Stoltz, 4 Brad Mockford, 3 Gert Muller, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Lawrence Sephaka.
16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Ernst Joubert, 19 Todd Clever, 20 Chris Jonck, 21 Walter Venter, 22 Shandré Frolick.
British and Irish Lions:
15 Rob Kearney, 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Brian O’Driscoll (captain), 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Ugo Monye, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 David Wallace, 6 Tom Croft, 5 Alun-Wyn Jones, 4 Nathan Hines, 3 Phil Vickery, 2 Lee Mears, 1 Gethin Jenkins.
16 Ross Ford, 17 Euan Murray, 18 Stephen Ferris, 19 Andy Powell, 20 Harry Ellis, 21 James Hook, 22 Shane Williams.