Lions squad to face Southern Kings named

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :2009 Lions Tour, In the news on 15 Jun 2009 at 15:18
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Ian McGeechan on Monday named Irishman Donncha O’Callaghan as captain of the British and Irish Lions team to play the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.

IOL reports:

The side which was named by the Lions coach is vastly different from the sides he fielded in the tourists’ two previous matches.

The Lions are unbeaten after five matches on their current tour of South Africa.

Keith Earls, Shane Williams, Riki Flutely, Gordon D’Arcy, Luke Fitzgerald, James Hook, Mike Blair,
Andy Powell, Joe Worsley, Nathan Hines, Donncha O’Calllaghan (captain), Simon Shaw, Euan Murray, Ross Ford, Andrew Sheridan.

Matthew Rees, Adam Jones, Tom Croft, David Wallace, Harry Ellis, Ronan O’Gara, Ugo Monye.


  • Interesting team!!!

    I hope they Southern Kings prove a lot of people wrong by taking it to the visitors!! 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.06.09 15:21:03 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 1) : hmmm… maybe in disneyworld…. or PS2! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.06.09 15:23:31 by Rahul Reply

  • gives a pretty good indication of who’s in the frame for the first test… in other words, NOT these guys :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.06.09 15:41:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Donncha just love some of the Irish and Welsh names 😀

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.06.09 16:30:11 by Ollie Reply

  • Looks like I’ve just won A LOT of money on my bet that Wales will have the most starters in the Lions first test XV. 😆 😛

    Unless someone does something spectacular in this game, none of them will be selected for the Lions test team on SAt. SO the Lions test team will be as expected with only 1 or possibly 2 positions not definitely finalised.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.06.09 16:52:59 by Villie Reply
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  • I see that Brussow has FINALLY received a call-up to the Bok squad. This must mean that Schalk is majorly doubtful!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.06.09 16:53:41 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 6) : i hope thats true, he deserves a spot

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.06.09 18:46:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • its seams that williams is out of this game, stomache bug

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.06.09 06:33:15 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Yeah, I’m glad that Brussow got the call up. Read on Supersport that Div was contemplating a Juan, Spies, Kanko trio (wtf!). I think that with McGeechan experimenting a lot, Div thought he could to. Add to that that he wanted JPP at fulback (started there yes, but does not have the greatest kicking ability imo). This Lions team also has a number of players out of position. COULD be a close game.

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.06.09 08:31:39 by JustPlainSHARK Reply


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