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Warren Gatland’s Lions will be looking to regain their momentum after a tough 17-13 loss to a South African ‘A’ team in midweek.

The likes of scrum-half Ali Price, center Elliot Daly and flanker Hamish Watson hope to impress with selection for the first Test against South Africa confirmed tomorrow.

Center Robbie Henshaw and full-back Stuart Hogg are back, respectively, after an injury and a week of self-isolation in close contact with a positive coronavirus test.

Remarkably, Alun Wyn Jones was named to the bench despite having been initially ruled out of the Tour after dislocating a shoulder against Japan just three weeks ago.

the Lions: Stuart Hogg (c) (S), Josh Adams (F), Elliot Daly (E), Robbie Henshaw (I), Duhan van der Merwe (S), Marcus Smith (E), Ali Price (S), Rory Sutherland (S), Luke Cowan-Dickie (E), Tadgh Furlong (I), Adam Beard (W), Jonny Hill (E), Tadgh Bernie (I), Hamish Watson (S), Jack Conan (I)

Stormers: Sergeal Petersen, Seabelo Senatla, Rikus Pretorius, Daniel du Plessis, Edwill van der Merwe, Tim Swiel, Golden Masimla, Leon Lyons, JJ Kotze, Neethling Fouche, Ernst van Rhyn (c), JD Schickerling, Nama Xaba, Johan du Toit , Evan Roos.

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Full time | Stormers 3-49 Lions

A good win for the Lions at the end and the perfect way to prepare for the South Africa test.

Marcus Smith in particular was excellent. He’s only 22, but played like a seasoned pro. Bow down.

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To try! | Stormers 3-49 Lions | Simmonds 78′

And the cake is frozen. The excellent foot rugby of the Lions and Simmonds ends the movement. Smith nails yet another conversion.

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To try! | Stormers 3-42 Lions | Rees-Zammitt 74′

wow. Marcus Smith bows. A stunning ‘goose step’ and he’s far past the Stormers defense.

He keeps his cool, though, and feeds Louis Rees-Zammitt to score. A stunning test.

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72 minutes: A break in the game here, the TMO spotted something. He is not happy with a clearance… No, everything is fine. As you were. A reprieve for the Stormers.

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To try! | Stormers 3-35 Lions | Ferguson 68′

Zander Ferguson, on the bench and on the scoresheet. Good game from the Lions, who win a penalty and play the kick by the line. They tap and go and cannot be stopped. The Stormers look exhausted.

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64 minutes: The Lions think they have a fifth down after Tadhg Beirne recovers a cross kick from Smith, but the video referee intervenes. He spotted a forward pass in the build-up.

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62 minutes: Both teams are emptying their benches now as we head into the final 20 minutes. Can the Stormers do a late rally? They are struggling to face the Lions now.

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58 mins: Superb defense from Josh Adams. He tackles two men, who get slashed for snagging, and the Lions kick into the corner.

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54 minutes: Well, it’s a show. Jones, who dislocated his shoulder 18 days ago, has just come off the bench. Incredible.

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To try! | Stormers 3-28 Lions | Conan 51′

And that should be it. Conan breaks free in midfield and has the gas to drive away to score.

Smith kicks the extras again.

Chester T. Johnson