Lions skip­per cut

The Observer - - DIGEST SPORT -

RUGBY: Coach War­ren Gat­land has wielded the axe in an at­tempt to keep the Bri­tish and Ir­ish Lions’ tour alive by dump­ing first Test cap­tain Peter O’Ma­hony and mak­ing three changes to the start­ing side for Satur­day’s clash with the All Blacks in Welling­ton. Af­ter be­ing named on the bench for last week­end’s 30-15 de­feat in Auck­land, Sam War­bur­ton re­turns to the start­ing side and will cap­tain the Lions. War­bur­ton will start along­side fel­low on­baller Sean O’Brien and hard­man Toby Fale­tau as the Lions at­tempt to slow the All Blacks’ ruck speed down.

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