Murray starts as Gatland names unchanged 23 for final All Black Test

Conor Murray starts as Gatland has named an unchanged 23-man squad for final Test.

It is a big contrast from the 2013 tour when he axed five players between the second and third tests including Brian O’Driscoll.

The New Zealander has decided to keep faith with the same 23 that edged a nail biting second test last weekend with Mako Vunipola staying in the starting side despite an undisciplined showing last time out that saw him sin-binned in the second half.

Sam Warburton again captains the side from blindeside flanker, while Liam Williams has recovered sufficiently from a leg injury to take his place at fullback.

Lions

15. Liam Williams

14. Anthony Watson

13. Jonathan Davies

12. Owen Farrell

11. Elliot Daly

10. Jonathan Sexton

9. Conor Murray

1. Mako Vunipola

2. Jamie George

3. Tadhg Furlong

4. Maro Itoje

5. Alun Wyn Jones

6. Sam Warburton

7. Sean O’Brien

8. Taulupe Faletau

 

16. Ken Owens

17. Jack McGrath

18. Kyle Sinckler

19. Courtney Lawes

20. CJ Stander

21. Rhys Webb

22. Ben Te’o

23. Jack Nowell

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