Lions team for Highlanders named

British & Irish Lions Tour captain Sam Warburton will lead the team against the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Tuesday.
 
With every member of the 41-man squad having started one of the first three games, Head Coach Warren Gatland has named a new starting line-up to face the Super Rugby side.
 
Gatland said: “At this stage of the Tour everyone has had a start and as coaches, we are happy that all the players have had a chance to put their hand up and perform in the Lions jersey.
 
“Each game is a chance for individuals to shine but more importantly it’s about a collective performance. We are building some momentum and we have improved with every game.
 
“We were obviously pleased with the win against the Crusaders, especially our defence and game management, but we know the Highlanders will be another massive test for us as a squad.”
 
British and Irish Lions: 15 Jared Payne, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Tommy Seymour, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Sam Warburton (c), 6 James Haskell, 5 Iain Henderson, 4 Courtney Lawes, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Rory Best, 1 Joe Marler
Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Alun Wyn Jones, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Greig Laidlaw, 22 Owen Farrell, 23 Elliot Daly
 
Date: Tuesday, June 13
Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick-Off: 19:35pm local (07:35 GMT)
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Referees: Pascal Gauzère, Mathieu Raynal
TMO: Marius Jonker 

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