Peter O’ Mahony Will Captain The Lions On Saturday

Peter O’Mahony will captain the Lions for Saturday’s first test with the All Blacks at Eden Park.

He’s been named in a back row that also includes Sean O’Brien.

Tadhg Furlong is named at tighthead, while Conor Murray gets the nod at scrum-half.

With Owen Farrell preferred at number 10, Jonathan Sexton must content himself with a place on the bench.

Jack McGrath is the only other Irish player among the replacements.

15. Liam Williams, 14. Anthony Watson, 13. Jonathan Davies, 12. Ben Te’o, 11. Elliot Daly, 10. Owen Farrell, 9. Conor Murray

1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Jamie George , 3. Tadhg Furlong, 4. Alun Wyn Jones, 5. George Kruis, 6. Peter O’Mahony (capt), 7. Sean O’Brien, 8. Taulupe Faletau.

Replacements:

16. Ken Owens, 17. Jack McGrath, 18. Kyle Sinckler, 19. Maro Itoje, 20. Sam Warburton,21. Rhys Webb, 22. Johnny Sexton, 23. Leigh Halfpenny.

Keith Wood is a veteran of two Lions tours, and he’s described what sets O’Mahony apart as a player…..