Seven Irish players named in Lions team

The Lions coaching staff have named seven Irish players in the starting 15 for Saturday's second test against South Africa in Pretoria.

The Lions coaching staff have named seven Irish players in the starting 15 for Saturday's second test against South Africa in Pretoria.

Paul O'Connell remains in the team as captain, with Rob Kearney, Tommy Bowe, Brian O'Driscoll, Luke Fitzgerald, David Wallace and Jamie Heaslip completing the Irish contingent.

Ronan O'Gara has also been named among the replacements.

After losing last Saturday, The Lions need to win this weekend to take the three-game test series to a deciding match.

Lions team:

R Kearney, T Bowe, B O'Driscoll, J Roberts, L Fitzgerald, S Jones, M Phillips, G Jenkins, M Rees, A Jones, S Shaw, P O'Connell, T Croft, D Wallace, J Heaslip.

Replacements:

R Ford, A Sheridan, A-W Jones, M Williams, H Ellis, R O'Gara, S Williams.

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