4.23pm BST

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What you looking for today in the performance? And what do you reckon to Alun Wyn Jones’s chances of starting the first Test next weekend?

4.14pm BST

Pre-match reading

I was talking earlier about players on tour who’ve given Gatland food for first Test thought. Here’s Ugo Monye going to bat for Elliot Daly…

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4.10pm BST

The huge news for the Lions is that Alun Wyn Jones is back on tour and on the bench for this one. He will make an appearance today, likely replacing his replacement on tour, Adam Beard, who forms and enormous starting pairing in the boilerhouse with Jonny Hill.

Elsewhere it’s been quite the month for Marcus Smith: Premiership winner, try-scoring debut for England followed by same-day Lions call up and now Lions starter. The stuff of dreams, and his partnership with Ali Price has much potential snazz, pizazz and jizz-jazz.

4.02pm BST

Welcome to Cape Town for this Lions tour match vs the Stormers.

That melody you can here is a song being plonked out on a piano in the last chance saloon for Warren Gatland to have a good old look before making the final decisions for the first Test a week today.

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Source: Rugby – The Guardian