No not that type of thread, the match this Wednesday
CELL C SHARKS v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
Liam Williams (Scarlets, Wales)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, England)
Elliot Daly (Saracens, England)
Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland)
Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors, Scotland)
Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints, Wales)
Gareth Davies (Scarlets, Wales)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, England)
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)
Iain Henderson – Captain (Ulster Rugby, Ireland)
Adam Beard (Ospreys, Wales)
Josh Navidi (Cardiff Rugby, Wales)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, England)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, England)
16. Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales) #829
17. Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) #840
18. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #818
19. Tadhg Beirne (Munster Rugby, Ireland) #838
20. Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #839
21. Conor Murray (Munster Rugby, Ireland) #790
22. Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs, Scotland) #783
23. Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby, Scotland) #844
Cell C Sharks:
15 Manie Libbok, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Thaakir Abrahams, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi (captain), 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Fez Mbatha, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 JJ van der Mescht, 20 Reniel Hugo, 21 Dylan Richardson, 22 Grant Williams, 23 Anthony Volmink.
Make or break time for Mako, LCD, and Simmonds in the pack
VDM, Watson and Daly in the backs
Lions by 19-26
Harsh view when none of them have had any real time yet?
Harsh reality of short tours, made even shorter due to Covid
Not many opportunities to stake your claim
The beginning of the end? -Breaking -
Two British and Irish Lions players are isolating after one of the management team tested positive for coronavirus.
Organisers say Wednesday's game against the Sharks will go ahead provided another round of testing does not produce any more positive results, but kick-off will be moved to 19:00 BST.
Saturday's game against the Bulls was postponed because of Covid-19 cases in the hosts' camps, while South Africa's match against Georgia was cancelled.
The Lions' first Test is on 24 July.
Two members of staff are also isolating at the team hotel and a Lions statement said all members of the touring party "have since been tested", adding that further updates would "follow in due course".
"We have followed all necessary precautions since the start of the Tour, which included regular testing and rigorous Covid-19 counter measure planning and protocols," said Lions managing director Ben Calveley.
"Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of the entire touring party, which is why we quickly isolated the players and staff upon receiving the news of the positive result.
"Everyone has subsequently been lateral flow and PCR tested. The Medical Advisory Group await the results of the PCR testing in order to make a decision on tonight's game."
For those planning to watch, note that the kickoff time may change -
Tuesdays game against the Sharks at Ellis Park will still take place – provided the subsequent round of PCR testing returns negative results later in the day.
Should this be the case, the kick-off time – brought forward one hour to avoid a clash with the England-Denmark Euro 2020 semifinal in London – will revert to the original slot of 20.00 local time (18.00 GMT).
Sharks v British & Irish Lions