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Cole to start Lions tour match

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Dan Cole will start for the British & Irish Lions against the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium on Tuesday.

Cole is named in a front row that includes Joe Marler (Harlequins) and captain Rory Best (Ulster Rugby).

The tour fixture follows the Lions’ 30-15 defeat to New Zealand in the first Test in Auckland on Saturday.

Head Coach Warren Gatland said: "We are obviously hugely disappointed with the result but it is important to regroup. We know there are a lot of players motivated to go out and get a result for the whole group."

"A few players put their hands up for selection from the Chiefs game and played their way into the Test team so they know that there is another opportunity for them on Tuesday against the Super Rugby champions.”

Lions head coach Warren Gatland

Watch the remaining two Tests between the Lions and the All Blacks at Welford Road in our ‘Kegs and Eggs’ mornings.

Welford Road is opening its doors for special morning events to allow supporters to cheer on the Lions against the All Blacks.

Join us for 'Kegs & Eggs' where you can watch each Test in New Zealand on our big screen in the Final Whistle Bar as well as enjoying breakfast.

Sausage, bacon and egg sandwiches will be available, with tea, coffee or fruit juice and a pint or soft drink for supporters following the big-match action.

Doors open at 7.30am so you can follow all the pre-match build-up ahead of the live action.

Parking is available on the Crumbie Car Park at the stadium.

Our special Kegs & Eggs Days are on:
Saturday, July 1, 7:30am-11.00am
Saturday, July 8, 7:30am-11.00am

Click here to book your place.
British & Irish Lions (v Hurricanes, Tuesday June 27, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 7.35pm NZST/8.35am BST)
15 Jack Nowell – Exeter Chiefs, England, #828
14 Tommy Seymour – Glasgow Warriors, Scotland, #813
13 Jonathan Joseph - Bath Rugby, England, #809
12 Robbie Henshaw – Leinster, Ireland, #824
11 George North – Northampton Saints, Wales, #792
10 Dan Biggar – Ospreys, Wales, #821
9 Greig Laidlaw – Gloucester, Scotland, #810
1 Joe Marler – Harlequins, England, #811
2 Rory Best (c) – Ulster, Ireland, #793
3 Dan Cole – Leicester Tigers, England, #794
4 Iain Henderson – Ulster, Ireland, #808
5 Courtney Lawes – Northampton Saints, England, #826
6 James Haskell – Wasps, England, #823
7 Justin Tipuric – Ospreys, Wales, #786
8 CJ Stander – Munster, Ireland, #831
16 Kristian Dacey – Cardiff Blues, Wales
17 Allan Dell – Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland, ~834
18 Tomas Francis – Exeter Chiefs, Wales
19 Cory Hill – Newport Gwent Dragons, Wales
20 George Kruis – Saracens, England, # 817
21 Gareth Davies – Scarlets, Wales
22 Finn Russell – Glasgow Warriors, Scotland
23 Jared Payne – Ulster, Ireland, #830