Rory Best looking to regain momentum against the Hurricanes

The Lions face the Hurricanes on Tuesday

Rory Best looking to regain momentum against the Hurricanes

Rory Best. Image: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Rory Best is targeting a win against the Hurricanes on Tuesday to wrestle momentum back for the tourists ahead of the second test in Wellington this Saturday.

The Ulsterman will lead the side as they complete their midweek schedule against the reigning Super Rugby champions at the "cake tin" in Wellington.

Joe Marler and Dan Cole join the Ireland captain in the front row with Iain Henderson and Courtney Lawes paired together at lock.

James Haskell, Justin Tipuric and CJ Stander make up the back-row unit.

Greg Laidlaiw and Dan Biggar are named at half-back with Robbie Henshaw and Jonathan Joseph completing the midfield.

Jack Nowell starts at full-back with George North and Tommy Seymour named on the wings.

Kristian Dacey, Allan Dell, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, George Kruis, Gareth Davies, Finn Russell and Jared Payne have all been named on the bench. 

"For us now, we get the chance to pull on the jersey on Tuesday," said Best, adding: "And we get the chance to put a bit of momentum back. I suppose it's a bit of role reversal from earlier in the tour.

"Look, it's important for the whole squad that we get out there and produce a performance."