Lions look to North for first Test

George North selected for first test Credit: PA

Northampton winger George North has been selected for the British and Irish Lions team to face Australia at the weekend.

North was only declared fit from a hamstring injury yesterday.

He'll be joined in the team by Norfolk's Tom Youngs. Brother Ben is among the replacements.

Lions Team to face Australia in Brisbane.

L Halfpenny (Wales); A Cuthbert (Wales), B O'Driscoll (Ireland), J Davies (Wales), G North (Wales); J Sexton (Ireland), M Phillips (Wales); A Corbisiero (England), T Youngs (England), A Jones (Wales), A-W Jones (Wales),P O'Connell (Ireland), T Croft (England)

S Warburton (Wales, capt), J Heaslip (Ireland).

Replacements: R Hibbard (Wales), M Vunipola (England), D Cole (England), G Parling (England), D Lydiate (Wales), B Youngs (England), O Farrell (England), S Maitland (Ireland).

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