Bundee Aki named to start as Conor Murray dropped for final British and Irish Lions test

Lions’ Conor Murray (Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

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Bundee Aki has been named to start in the final British and Irish Lions as Conor Murray has been dropped.

Warren Gatland has rung in the changes and it sees a familiar Irish starting duo at the centre spots.

In total, four Irish players will play in the final test match.

Tadhg Furlong has predictably kept his starting space and so has Jack Conan.

Robbie Henshaw also retains his centre spot and will make up a formidable duo with Bundee Aki.

Tadhg Beirne has also lost his place in the 23 man squad.

British and Irish Lions team to start against South Africa: Liam Williams; Josh Adams, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Duhan van der Merwe; Dan Biggar, Ali Price; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tadhg Furlong, Maro Itoje, Alun Wyn Jones (c), Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Mako Vunipola, Kyle Sinckler, Adam Beard, Sam Simmonds, Conor Murray, Finn Russell, Elliot Daly.