Alun Wyn Jones made his return from harm in the British and Irish Lions’ win over the Stormers on 17 JulyAlun Wyn Jones returns to captain the British and Irish Lions against South Africa on Saturday, in a aspect that features three Scottish gamers for the first time since 1997.Scrum-half Ali Price is most well-liked to Conor Murray, alongside wing Duhan van der Merwe and full-back Stuart Hogg.Ireland’s Jack Conan is at quantity eight, with no place in the squad for 2017 Test starter Taulupe Faletau. Head coach Warren Gatland mentioned choosing the XV was “incredibly difficult”.”In my four Tours as a Lions coach, this was by far the hardest Test selection I have been involved in,” mentioned Gatland. “We couldn’t have asked for more from the players so far; they’ve all put their hands up and made picking a starting XV incredibly difficult. “In reality, we might have been proud of any variety of completely different combos throughout the 23. However, we’re more than happy with the aspect we have settled on.”After making a miraculous restoration from a dislocated shoulder, Jones will turn out to be the first participant in the skilled period to win 10 successive Test caps for the Lions.Elsewhere in the forwards, Luke Cowan-Dickie begins at hooker, and is alongside the Welshman Wyn Jones and Ireland’s Tadgh Furlong in the entrance row. Maro Itoje joins Jones in the second row, resuming their partnership from New Zealand 4 years in the past, whereas the English pair of Courtney Lawes and Tom Curry make up the again row alongside Conan. Dan Biggar companions Price at half-back, with Robbie Henshaw and Elliot Daly in the midfield. England captain Owen Farrell is among the many replacements. Lions workforce to face South Africa: Hogg; Watson, Daly, Henshaw, Van Der Merwe; Biggar, Price; W Jones, Cowan-Dickie, Furlong, Itoje, AW Jones (capt), Lawes, Curry, Conan.Replacements: Owens, Sutherland, Sinckler, Beirne, H Watson, Murray, Farrell, L Williams.