South Africa A decided to include, by and large, every major name that is either free of infestation or isolation. Seriously, just a bloody look at this team!
Special Black Misery’s attention will be drawn to the ten jersey, where 129-year-old Morneh Stein is on the hunt for the Lions with memories of this late penalty-winning streak in 2009.
Warren Gatland names some interesting combos with many adventures that Bundee Aki and Chris Harris can start their first test in positions with. But some late picks have seen a potentially first-choice half-back pairing from cruise captain Connor Murray and Dan Biggar who is no longer riven with Owen Farrell on his Welsh teammate’s last-minute ride.
Elsewhere, there’s an impressive trio of exciting Curry, Navidi and Faletau, while the Josh Adams machine experience is another late pick – he’s replaced by Liam Willliams and he swaps positions with Anthony Watson at linebacker.
South Africa A: Willy Le Roux; Chislin; Colby, Lujanio AM (captain), Damien de Allende, Sebu Nkosi; Mornier Stein, Fav de Klerk; Stephen Kitchoff, Joseph Dwiba, Trevor Nyakan, Ebn Etzebeth, Franco Mostert, Marco van Staden, Peter Steve de Tweet, Jasper Veese.
alternatives: 16 Malcolm Marks, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Jesse Kriel, 23 Damian Willemse, 24 Kwagga Smith, 25 Elton Jantjies.
the black: Liam Williams; Louis Rhys Zammit, Chris Harris, Bondi Aki, Anthony Watson; Owen Farrell, Conor Murray (captain); Wayne Jones, Ken Owens, Kyle Sinclair, Maru Etoge, Ian Henderson, Josh Navidi, Tom Curry, Tulube Valletau.
alternatives: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Zander Fagerson, 19 Adam Beard, 20 Tadhg Beirne, 21 Sam Simmonds, 22 Gareth Davies, 23 Elliot Daly.