26 Jun 2009

Lions make five changes for 2nd Boks test

6:52 am on 26 June 2009

The British and Irish Lions rugby coach Ian McGeechan has made five changes and named an all-Welsh front row for Sunday morning's second test against South Africa in Pretoria.

The Lions scrum was given a torrid time in last week's 26-21 first test loss in Durban and it was no surprise that tighthead Phil Vickery and hooker Lee Mears were replaced by Adam Jones and Matthew Rees.

The giant England lock Simon Shaw has also been brought in to bolster the pack, and Irishmen Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald replace the injured fullback Lee Byrne whose tour is over, and winger Ugo Monye.