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Cole included in Lions squad for Crusaders

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Dan Cole has been included among the replacements for the British & Irish Lions in their third tour match against the Crusaders at AMI Stadium on Saturday.

The Leicester Tigers prop made his first appearance on his second Lions tour in the defeat by the Blues on Wednesday and starts on the bench this weekend.
Three-times tourist Alun Wyn Jones, who captained the Lions in the third Test in Australia in 2013, will lead the team as Jonathan Davies, George North and Sean O'Brien start their first games of the tour.
Head coach Warren Gatland said: "The aim was always to start everyone in the first three matches and this selection ensures that we achieve this.
"This is an experienced team with nine of the starting 15 players having featured in 2013.
"Our squad is working hard and we are seeing improvement in their performances both at training and in the games.
"Last night's results against the Blues was disappointing and we know we can't afford to give away so many penalties.
"We are looking forward to the clash against the Crusaders and we expect a tough game against the most successful team in Super Rugby history.”
British & Irish Lions (v Crusaders, Saturday, AMI Stadium, 7.35pm NZ/8.35am UK)
15 Stuart Hogg – Glasgow Warriors, Scotland
14 George North – Northampton Saints, Wales
13 Jonathan Davies – Scarlets, Wales
12 Ben Te'o – Worcester Warriors, England
11 Liam Williams – Scarlets, Wales
10 Owen Farrell – Saracens, England
9 Conor Murray – Munster, Ireland
1 Mako Vunipola – Saracens, England
2 Jamie George – Saracens, England
3 Tadhg Furlong – Leinster, Ireland
4 Alun Wyn Jones (c) – Ospreys, Wales
5 George Kruis – Saracens, England
6 Peter O'Mahony – Munster, Ireland
7 Sean O'Brien – Leinster, Ireland
8 Taulupe Faletau – Bath Rugby, Wales

16 Ken Owens – Scarlets, Wales
17 Jack McGrath – Leinster, Ireland
18 Dan Cole – Leicester, England
19 Maro Itoje – Saracens, England
20 CJ Stander – Munster, Ireland
21 Rhys Webb – Ospreys, Wales
22 Johnny Sexton – Leinster, Ireland
23 Anthony Watson – Bath Rugby, England