Chris Harris has returned to the British & Irish Lions side for their next tour game.

The Cumbrian has been named in the XV by head coach Warren Gatland to take on Cell C Sharks.

Former Carlisle Rugby Club player Harris had been withdrawn from the Lions squad for their most recent game against the Sharks in midweek after unnamed members of the touring party were hit by Covid-19.

But the 30-year-old Gloucester centre will now make his second appearance of the tour tomorrow at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

It is a rearranged game for the Lions after their scheduled clash with Vodacom Bulls was postponed because of Covid cases in the home side.

It will be the third outing for the Lions ahead of their Test series against the Springboks.

Saracens' Jamie George has been named captain with Gatland making 13 changes from the side that faced the Sharks last time out, winning 54-7 on Wednesday.

“It’s obviously been a slightly turbulent week, but we remain determined to keep rolling with the punches,” said Gatland.

“In many ways, the challenges we’ve faced this week have strengthened our resolve to do everything we can to overcome the challenges created by Covid.

“The feeling in the camp on Wednesday night was just to give it a crack – I was really proud by how everyone reacted, particularly the match day squad who would have never prepared for a game like that before.

“Saturday is another opportunity to see how the boys go and for us as coaches to try out a few more combinations ahead of the Test series."

Another Cumbrian will make his latest international appearance this weekend, meanwhile.

Seaton's Jamie Blamire has been drafted in for his first England start in their test against Canada at Twickenham.

The Newcastle hooker scored on his debut after coming on as a replacement in the 43-29 win over the USA last Sunday.