The British and Irish Lions side to face the Provincial Barbarians has now been named.

Gatland has said that, “We have named a side that showcases a strong combination of experience and youth..” which could bring quite a show when it comes to Saturday’s early game.

Some of Gatland’s choices are not available for the first fixture, but will join the side after the weekend, making it a make or break for some of the players. Althoough, the Kiwi appreciates that every man will want his chance, being why; “it is still the plan to try and give the whole squad a start in the next two matches.”

You can see Gatland’s chosen XV and their replacements for Saturday’s game below. Having looked at the side, what are your predictions for the tour kick off? Watch the match at an early time of 8.35am on Saturday the 3rd of June; with coverage starting on Sky Sports at 8am.

Here’s the Lions XV for their first game of the 10 match tour of New Zealand:

Starting XV

15 Stuart Hogg –  Scotland
14 Anthony Watson – England
13 Jonathan Joseph –  England
12 Ben Te’o – England
11 Tommy Seymour –  Scotland
10 Johnny Sexton – Ireland
9 Greig Laidlaw – Scotland

1 Joe Marler – England
2 Rory Best – Ireland
3 Kyle Sinckler – England
4 Alun Wyn Jones – Wales
5 Iain Henderson – Ireland
6 Ross Moriarty – Wales
7 Sam Warburton – Wales
8 Taulupe Faletau –  Wales


16 Jamie George – England
17 Mako Vunipola – England
18 Tadhg Furlong – Ireland
19 George Kruis – England
20 Justin Tipuric – Wales
21 Rhys Webb – Wales
22 Owen Farrell – England
23 Jared Payne – Ireland