Cumbrian Chris Harris has been named in the British & Irish Lions side for the second Test in South Africa.

The former Carlisle Rugby Club star has been called into the XV by head coach Warren Gatland for Saturday's clash in Cape Town.

Harris did not make the XV for last weekend's 22-17 victory over the Springboks - but the 30-year-old has now been handed his first Test cap.

It is another major moment in the former Trinity School boy's career.

And his former club in his home city were quick to congratulate Harris:

Gloucester and Scotland centre Harris has impressed on his previous appearances on the tour.

He has been added to the side among three changes, with Conor Murray and Mako Vunipola also called up by Gatland as the Lions bid to take an unassailable lead in the Castle Lager Lions Series.

The head coach felt it was the right decision to bring in Harris along with Murray and Vunipola.

“As always, selection was incredibly tough,” said Gatland.

“However, we’ve made the changes we think are the right calls for the weekend’s game.

“It’ll be another tight contest. We know the Springboks will be hurting and they’ll throw everything at us on Saturday, but I think there’s plenty more to come from us too.

"We feel we can go up another level from where we were in the first Test and I would expect us to improve.

“It’s the biggest game on the tour and we have to embrace the expectation that comes with it.

"As players and coaches, these are the games you want to be involved in. We’re relishing the opportunity to face the Springboks again on Saturday and potentially seal a series win.”

The game at the Cape Town Stadium kicks off at 5pm.

The full XV is:

15. Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs, Scotland)

14. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, England)

13. Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby, Scotland)

12. Robbie Henshaw (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)

11. Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors, Scotland)

10. Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints, Wales)

9. Conor Murray (Munster Rugby, Ireland)

1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England)

2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, England)

3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)

4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, England)

5. Alun Wyn Jones – captain (Ospreys, Wales)

6. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, England)

7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, England)

8. Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)


16. Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales)

17. Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors, Scotland)

18. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, England)

19. Tadhg Beirne (Munster Rugby, Ireland)

20. Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby, Wales)

21. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)

22. Owen Farrell (Saracens, England)

23. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England)