Three Irish players are set to start for the Lions in Saturday's first Test against South Africa.
Robbie Henshaw is expected to be picked in midfield with his Leinster teammates Tadhg Furlong and Jack Conan in the pack when Warren Gatland confirms his team later this morning.
Ali Price has reportedly got the nod to start at scrum-half ahead of Conor Murray with Wales' Dan Biggar set to play at out-half.
Murray, Iain Henderson and Tadhg Beirne will be among the replacements for the game in Cape Town.
Lions assistant coach Neil Jenkins says they can't afford to give away cheap penalties against the World champions.