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North included in Lions series decider

George North Credit: PA

Northampton Saints summer signing George North has been selected for the British and Irish Lions team to face Australia in the crucial series decider at the weekend.

Norfolk's Tom Youngs is on the replacements bench.

Lions team:

L Halfpenny (Wal); T Bowe (Ire), J Davies (Wal), J Roberts (Wal), G North (Wal); J Sexton (Ire), M Phillips (Wal); A Corbisiero (Eng), R Hibbard (Wal), A Jones (Wal), A-W Jones (Wal, capt), G Parling (Eng), D Lydiate (Wal), S O'Brien (Ire), Toby Faletau (Wal).

Replacements: T Youngs (Eng), M Vunipola (Eng), D Cole (Eng), R Gray (Sco), J Tipuric (Wal), C Murray (Ire), O Farrell (Eng), Manu Tuilagi (Eng).

Full Lions Squad for Australia tour

The full 37-man British and Irish Lions squad is: L Halfpenny, S Hogg, R Kearney, G North, A Cuthbert, T Bowe, S Maitland, B O'Driscoll, M Tuilagi, J Roberts, J Davies, J Sexton, O Farrell,

C Murray, M Phillips, B Youngs, G Jenkins, C Healy, M Vunipola, A Jones, D Cole, M Stevens, D Hartley, R Hibbard, T Youngs, I Evans, R Gray, AW Jones, P O'Connell, G Parling, T Croft, T Faletau, J Heaslip, D Lydiate, S O'Brien, J Tipuric, S Warburton (capt).

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