Town - Springbok Pat
Lambie has the chance to win a major trophy on Saturday
when Racing 92 take on Leinster in the Champions Cup final in Bilbao.
Lambie, who joined Racing last
year after a series of head knocks ruled him out of the Springbok mix, has been
named at flyhalf for the title-decider ahead of All Black legend Dan
Carter, now 36, has been named on
the bench for what will be his final match in Europe before heading off to
Japan to finish his career with the Kobelco Steelers.
A two-time Currie Cup winner,
Lambie has never won an international competition and this would be the biggest
trophy of his career.
The 27-year-old, who has 56 Test
caps to his name, has also played his way back into the Springbok mix this year
under new coach Rassie Erasmus.
15 Rob Kearney, 14 Jordan
Larmour, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Isa Nacewa (captain), 10
Jonathan Sexton, 9 Luke McGrath, Jordi Murphy, 7 Dan Leavy, 6 Scott Fardy, 5
James Ryan, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Tadgh Furlong, 2 Sean Cronin, 1 Cian Healy
Substitutes: 16 James Tracy,
17 Jack McGrath, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Rhys Ruddock, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Jamison
Gibson-Park, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Rory O’Loughlin
15 Louis Dupichot, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13
Virimi Vakatawa, 12 Henry Chavancy, 11 Marc Andreu, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Teddy
Iribaren, 8 Yannick Nyanga (captain), 7 Bernard le Roux, 6 Wencesles Lauret, 5
Leone Nakarawa, 4 Donnacha Ryan, 3 Cedate Gomes Sa, 2 Camille Chat, 1 Eddy Ben
Substitutes: 16 Ole Avei, 17
Vasil Kakovin, 18 Census Johnston, 19 Boris Palu, 20 Baptiste Chouzenoux, 21
Antoine Gibert, 22 Dan Carter, 23 Joe Rokocoko