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Alun Wyn Jones will lead the British & Irish Lions against the Qantas Wallabies in the 3rd Test at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday.

Ospreys lock Jones replaces the injured Sam Warburton in a team showing six changes to the one that started last Saturdays 2nd Test in Melbourne.

 Sean OBrien takes over from Warburton, Jamie Roberts replaces Brian ODriscoll in the centre and scrum-half Mike Philips has recovered from a knee injury to start instead of Ben Youngs.

Alex Corbisiero returns from injury to replace Mako Vunipola, who moves to the bench, Richard Hibbard makes his first starting appearance at hooker, while Toby Faletau will make his Test debut at No.8.

Alun Wyn Jones will lead the British & Irish Lions against the Qantas Wallabies in the 3rd Test at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday

Whoever wins on Saturday, will claim the Test Series.

 It has been a great tour on and off the field. The hospitality we have received from the Australian people has been outstanding. The banter between the fans has been in great spirit and to date we have had two incredibly exciting Tests, said British & Irish Lions Tour Manager Andy Irvine. It is amazing that the last three series between the Lions and the Wallabies have gone down to the last Test. In 1989 the Lions triumphed, in 2001 it was the Wallabies who won the series and now in 2013 we go to ANZ Stadium in Sydney with the series and the Tom Richards Trophy up for grabs. There is nothing between these two teams, with the last two Tests being decided in the dying moments. The Test is a sell out and the whole rugby world is looking forward to the match with great anticipation.

Head Coach Warren Gatland, added, It all comes down to Saturday. Winner takes all. We know we can leave nothing in the tank and that only a complete performance will get us across the line. Picking this team was not easy and ultimately with several players available after recovering from injury the head overruled the heart in many selection decisions ... It has been a challenging tour and we have had our fair share of injuries but we always knew that would be the case. Brian ODriscoll is a great player and has had a wonderful career but for the final Test in Sydney we just felt Jamie Roberts' presence offered us something more. Mike Phillips and Alex Corbisiero were 1st Test selections and would probably have played in the 2nd Test if not for injury. Richard Hibbard, Toby Faletau and Sean OBrien have also earned their starting places.

British & Irish Lions v Wallabies (3rd Test)

15. Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues/Wales) 14. Tommy Bowe (Ulster/Ireland) 13. Jonathan Davies (Scarlets/Wales) 12. Jamie Roberts (Cardiff Blues/Wales) 11. George North (Scarlets/Wales) 10. Jonathan Sexton (Leinster/Ireland) 9. Mike Phillips (Bayonne/Wales) 1. Alex Corbisiero (London Irish/England) 2. Richard Hibbard (Ospreys/Wales) 3. Adam Jones (Ospreys/Wales) 4. Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys/Wales, captain) 5. Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers/England) 6. Dan Lydiate (Dragons/Wales) 7. Sean OBrien (Leinster/Ireland) 8. Tangaki Taulupe Faletau (Dragons/Wales).


16. Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers/England) 17. Makovina Vunipola (Saracens/England) 18. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers/England) 19. Richie Gray (Scotland) 20. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys/Wales) 21. Conor Murray (Munster/Ireland) 22. Owen Farrell (Saracens/England) 23. Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers/England).

Pictures from Lions v Barbarians in Hong Kong

As there are so many Pictures of The British and Irish Lions v The Barbarians in Hong Kong we have cut them up into different pages for your viewing pleasure. Other pages include: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7 and Page 8.

The British and Irish Lions and the Barbarians Tour 2013 Fixtures

Saturday, 1 June: Lions v Barbarians - Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (Lions won: 59-8).
Wednesday, 5 June: Lions v Western Force - Patersons Stadium, Perth (Lions won: 69-17).
Saturday, 8 June: Lions v Queensland Reds - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (Lions won: 22-12).
Tuesday, 11 June: Lions v Combined Queensland-NSW Country - Hunter Stadium, Newcastle (Lions won: 64-0).
Saturday, 15 June: Lions v New South Wales Waratahs - Allianz Stadium, Sydney (Lions won: 47-17).
Tuesday, 18 June: Lions v ACT Brumbies - Canberra Stadium, Canberra (Lions lost: 12-14).
Saturday, 22 June: First Test: Lions v Australia - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (LIONS WON: 23-21).
Tuesday, 25 June: Lions v Melbourne Rebels - AAMI Park, Melbourne (Lions won: 35-0).
Saturday, 29 June: Second Test: Lions v Australia - Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (Lions lost: 16-15).
Saturday, 6 July: Third Test: Lions v Australia - ANZ Stadium, Sydney.

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