Alun Wyn Jones takes over the captaincy for the match against the Crusaders, the third game of the Tour of New Zealand.
Jones will be the third consecutive Welsh captain of the side so far. Sam Warburton has been ruled out by injury. Coach Warren Gatland said,
“Sam has a little bit of a slight ankle strain after that game which was pretty sore,
so he’s just been resting that and needs a few more days.”
Owen Farrell starts at fly half, partnering Conor Murray whilst Dan Biggar has picked up a head injury.
Lions squad to play Crusaders:
Team: S Hogg; G North, J Davies; B Te’o, L Williams; O Farrell; C Murray; M Vunipola, J George, T Furlong; AW Jones (capt), G Kruis; P O’Mahony, S O’Brien, T Faletau
Replacements: K Owens, J McGrath, D Cole, M Itoje, CJ Stander, R Webb, J Sexton, A Watson