The bench is also filled with those greeting the tour with Zander Fagerson, Gareth Davies, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Sam Simmonds all ready to join in as needed. Cowan-Dickie is a controversial selection after being cold-knocked out in the Premiership final last Saturday, but Lions coaches insist he has completed all return-to-play protocols.
The Sigma Lions send a young team, but there is talent especially up front and with hopeful Jordan Hendrikse.
Lions Sigma : EW Viljoen; Jamba Ulengo, Manuel Rass, Burger Odendaal, Rabz Maxwane; Jordan Hendrikse, Dillon Smit; Nathan McBeth, PJ Botha, Ruan Dreyer, Ruben Schoeman, Reinhard Nothnagel, Sbusiso Sangweni, Vincent Tshituka, Francke Horn (captain).
Substitutions: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Ruhan Straeuli, 20 Emmanuel Tshituka, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Fred Zeilinga, 23 Dan Kriel.
British and Irish Lions: Stuart Hogg (capitaine) ; Louis Rees-Zammit, Chris Harris, Owen Farrell, Josh Adams ; Finn Russell, Ali Price; Wyn Jones, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Jonny Hill, Courtney Lawes, Hamish Watson, Taulupe Faletau.
Remplacements : 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Zander Fagerson, 19 Iain Henderson, 20 Sam Simmonds, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Bundee Aki, 23 Elliot Daly.