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Sam Warburton to Captain the Lions against Queensland Reds

6th June 2013

Warburton will be making his debut for the British and Irish Lions this Saturday at the Suncorp Stadium

Sam Warburton has fully recovered from the knee ligament strain he suffered in training and will form an all Welsh back row unit with Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau, who will be seeing action for the third game in a row.

Gethin Jenkins will make his first appearance on the 2013 tour, while lock Geoff Parling, prop Matt Stevens, hooker Tom Youngs and his brother and scrum-half Ben Youngs will all make their run-on debuts for the Lions.

Supporters can come and watch the match live at the Arms Park clubhouse, which will be open from 9:30am.

British & Irish Lions v Queensland Reds, June 8

15. Stuart Hogg
14. Alex Cuthbert
13. Manusamoa Tuilagi
12. Jonathan Davies
11. Tommy Bowe
10. Owen Farrell
9. Ben Youngs

1. Gethin Jenkins
2. Tom Youngs
3. Matt Stevens
4. Richie Gray
5. Geoff Parling
6. Dan Lydiate
7. Sam Warburton - Captain
8. Toby Faletau

16. Richard Hibbard
17. Mako Vunipola
18. Adam Jones
19. Paul O'Connell
20. Justin Tipuric
21. Conor Murray
22. Jonathan Sexton
23. George North