The last warm-up game before the test.
McGeechan seems to have separated the wheat from the chaff and it’s the latter that will be up against the Southern Kings in Nelson Mandela Bay this afternoon.
Will the Lions dirt-trackers show the test selectors the middle finger by romping to an impressive win?
Or will Cheeky’s bunch of Bulls and other assorted cast-offs rise to the occasion and give the sell-out crowd a Youth Day to celebrate and remember for many years to come?
Kick-off is at 15h00 SA Time.
Southern Kings: 15 Tiger Mangweni, 14 Wylie Human, 13 Frikkie Welsh, 12 De Wet Barry, 11 Mat Turner, 10 Jaco van der Westhuyzen, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Darron Nell, 7 Solly Tyibilika, 6 Mpho Mbiyozo, 5 Ross Skeate, 4 Marco Wentzel, 3 Ruan Vermeulen, 2 Derick Küun (captain), 1 Jaco Engels.
Replacements: 16 Delarey du Preez, 17 Deon Greyling, 18 Lungelo Payi, 19 Dries van Schalkwyk, 20 Josh Fowles, 21 Bevin Fortuin, 22 Mzwandile Stick.
British & Irish Lions: 15 Keith Earls, 14 Ugo Monye, 13 Riki Flutey, 12 Gordon D’Arcy, 11 Luke Fitzgerald, 10 James Hook, 9 Mike Blair, 8 Andy Powell, 7 Joe Worsley, 6 Nathan Hines, 5 Donncha O’Callaghan (captain), 4 Simon Shaw, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Andrew Sheridan
Replacements: 16 Matthew Rees, 17 Adam Jones, 18 Tom Croft, 19 David Wallace, 20 Harry Ellis, 21 Ronan O’Gara, 22 Shane Williams.
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland), Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen