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In waiting: Adam Beard has earned a spot on the bench

In waiting: Adam Beard has earned a spot on the bench

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In waiting: Adam Beard has earned a spot on the bench

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has said Adam Beard was unlucky not to start the first Test against the Springboks after naming the Welsh lock on the bench for the decider against the world champions on Saturday evening.

The inclusion of the giant Ospreys lock as a replacement means there will be no Test cap for Ulster’s Iain Henderson for the second tour in succession, while it is his Irish team-mate Tadhg Beirne who drops out of the match day 23 after being limited to just 16 minutes across the two games against South Africa so far. 


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