Four Irish in Lions team for first Test

Thursday 20 June 2013 10.59
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Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell are both selected
Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell are both selected
Jamie Heaslip is in the team to face Brisbane
Jamie Heaslip is in the team to face Brisbane
Jonathan Sexton is named in Warren Gatland's team
Jonathan Sexton is named in Warren Gatland's team

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has named his team to play Australia in the first Test of the series in Brisbane on Saturday.

Irish players Brian O'Driscoll, Paul O'Connell, Jamie Heaslip and Jonathan Sexton are named in the starting line-up.

Team in full - 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 Wyn 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 (Scotland).

Meanwhile, Australia coach Robbie Deans has named three new caps in his team, including back row Ben Mowen, for the game.