Six Irish players have been named in the British and Irish Lions team to face Japan on Saturday at Murrayfield.

Connacht’s Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw form the centre partnership, with Conor Murray to start at scrum half.

Iain Henderson starts in the second row, with Tadhg Beirne and Jack Conan in the back row.

Tadhg Furlong is among the replacements.

Saturday's encounter serves as preparation for the eight-game tour in South Africa, which gets underway on July 3rd.

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