Smith to make British and Irish Lions debut

Thursday, 15th July 2021 @ 11:20

Harlequins fly-half to start Saturday's tour game against DHL Stormers

Marcus Smith has been named in the British and Irish Lions starting XV to face DHL Stormers on Saturday.

The Harlequins fly-half, drafted in as cover for Finn Russell, has been elevated further up the pecking order when Dan Biggar injured an ankle earlier in the week.

The Lions will be looking to respond after Wednesday evening's 17-13 defeat to South Africa A.

The tour match is the Lions' last hit out before the First Test on 24 June.

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