Tommy Seymour starts for the British & Irish Lions against the Highlanders at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Tuesday.

The winger is in the back three alongside Jack Nowell and Jared Payne while fellow Scot Greig Laidlaw is on the bench.

With every member of the 41-man squad having started one of the first three games, Head Coach Warren Gatland has named a new starting line-up to face the Dunedin-based Super Rugby side.

Tour Captain Sam Warburton will lead the team.

Gatland said: “At this stage of the Tour everyone has had a start and as coaches we are happy that all the players have had a chance to put their hand up and perform in the Lions jersey.

“Each game is a chance for individuals to shine but more importantly it’s about a collective performance. We are building some momentum and we have improved with every game.

“We were obviously pleased with the win against the Crusaders, especially our defence and game management, but we know the Highlanders will be another massive test for us as a squad.”


15 Jared Payne – Ulster, Ireland

14 Jack Nowell – Exeter Chiefs, England

13 Jonathan Joseph – Bath Rugby, England

12 Robbie Henshaw – Leinster, Ireland

11 Tommy Seymour – Glasgow Warriors, Scotland

10 Dan Biggar – Ospreys, Wales

9 Rhys Webb – Ospreys, Wales

1 Joe Marler – Harlequins, England

2 Rory Best – Ulster, Ireland

3 Kyle Sinckler – Harlequins, England

4 Courtney Lawes – Northampton Saints, England

5 Iain Henderson – Ulster, Ireland

6 James Haskell – Wasps, England

7 Sam Warburton (C) – Cardiff Blues, Wales

8 CJ Stander – Munster, Ireland

16 Ken Owens – Scarlets, Wales

17 Jack McGrath – Leinster, Ireland

18 Dan Cole – Leicester Tigers, England

19 Alun Wyn Jones – Ospreys, Wales

20 Justin Tipuric – Ospreys, Wales

21 Greig Laidlaw – Gloucester Rugby, Scotland

22 Owen Farrell – Saracens, England

23 Elliot Daly – Wasps, England

Tommy Seymour is pictured playing for the Lions by David Gibson/FOTOSPORT

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