Stuart Hogg to start for British & Irish Lions against Crusaders

Scotland's Stuart Hogg has been named at full back for the next British & Irish Lions match against Crusaders on Saturday.

Scotland's Stuart Hogg is back in the starting XV. Picture: PA
Scotland's Stuart Hogg is back in the starting XV. Picture: PA

The 24-year-old is the only Scottish player to make it into the squad.

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Hogg, who went into the tour as the award-winning best player from this year’s Six Nations, played in the opening tour match against Provincial Barbarians last week.

He endured a frustrated evening in Whangerei and didn’t feature in Wednesday’s loss in Auckland against Blues.

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British and Irish Lions team to face the Crusaders on Saturday:

S Hogg (Scotland), G North, J Davies (both Wales), B Te’o (England), L Williams (Wales), O Farrell (England), C Murray (Ireland), M Vunipola, J George (both England), T Furlong (Ireland), A W Jones (Wales, capt), G Kruis (England), P O’Mahony, S O’Brien (both Ireland), T Faletau (Wales).

Replacements: K Owens (Wales), J McGrath (Ireland), D Cole, M Itoje (both England), CJ Stander (Ireland), R Webb (Wales), J Sexton (Ireland), A Watson (England).