FACTBOX-Rugby-South Africa v British & Irish Lions – first test


CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday's first test between South Africa and British & Irish Lions:

When: July 24, 6 p.m. (1600 GMT)

Where: Cape Town Stadium (no spectators)

Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

Assistant referees: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), Mathieu Raynal (France)

TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

SOUTH AFRICA

Coach: Jacques Nienaber

Captain: Siya Kolisi

Team: 15-Willie le Roux, 14-Cheslin Kolbe, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Damian de Allende, 11-Makazole Mapimpi, 10-Handre Pollard, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Kwagga Smith, 7-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6-Siya Kolisi, 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Trevor Nyakane, 2-Bongi Mbonambi, 1-Ox Nche

Replacements: 16-Malcolm Marx, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Frans Malherbe, 19-Lood de Jager, 20-Rynhardt Elstadt, 21-Herschel Jantjies, 22-Elton Jantjies, 23-Damian Willemse

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

Coach: Warren Gatland

Captain: Alun Wyn Jones

Team: 15-Stuart Hogg, 14-Anthony Watson, 13-Elliot Daly, 12-Robbie Henshaw, 11-Duhan van der Merwe, 10-Dan Biggar, 9-Ali Price, 8-Jack Conan, 7-Tom Curry, 6-Courtney Lawes, 5-Alun Wyn Jones, 4-Maro Itoje, 3-Tadhg Furlong, 2-Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1-Wyn Jones

Replacements: 16-Ken Owens, 17-Rory Sutherland, 18-Kyle Sinckler, 19-Tadhg Beirne, 20-Hamish Watson, 21-Conor Murray, 22-Owen Farrell, 23-Liam Williams

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 46

South Africa wins: 23

Draws: 6

British & Irish Lions wins: 17

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2009 South Africa 9-28 British & Irish Lions Johannesburg

2009 South Africa 28-25 British & Irish Lions Pretoria

2009 South Africa 26-21 British & Irish Lions Durban

1997 South Africa 35-16 British & Irish Lions Johannesburg

1997 South Africa 15-18 British & Irish Lions Durban

(Compiled by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Toby Davis)

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