O'Driscoll in chance to heal Lions scars

IRELAND captain Brian O&rsquo;Driscoll will have a chance to exorcise demons when he skippers the British and Irish Lions tomorrow against Golden Lions.<br /><br />O&rsquo;Driscoll will lead the team for the first time since his ill-fated 2005 tour, when he suffered a dislocated shoulder in the first minute of the opening Test against New Zealand.<br /><br />The Grand Slam-winning captain is one of 12 changes to the team that beat the Royal XV on Saturday, as head coach Ian McGeechan looks to give all of his players a start in one of the first three games.<br /><br />Ireland full-back Rob Kearney, England pair Ugo Monye and Tom Croft and Scotland lock Nathan Hines will make Lions debuts in tomorrow evening&rsquo;s clash. Wales duo Mike Phillips and Alun-Wyn Jones, England front-row pair Phil Vickery and Lee Mears, and Ireland No8 Jamie Heaslip are promoted from the bench.<br /><br />O&rsquo;Driscoll, Wales fly-half Stephen Jones and international colleague Gethin Jenkins are the other players to come in. Ireland&rsquo;s David Wallace, who switches to openside flanker, Wales centre Jamie Roberts and Ireland wing Tommy Bowe are the only players to retain their places.<br /><br />&ldquo;The starting XV is very different,&rdquo; said McGeechan. &ldquo;Our intention is that all players will play a full match in the first three matches on tour.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>LIONS </strong> XV TO PLAY GOLDEN LIONS<br />Robert Kearney, Tommy Bowe, Brian O&rsquo;Driscoll, Jamie Roberts, Ugo Monye, Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Lee Mears, Phil Vickery, Nathan Hines, Alun-Wyn Jones, Tom Croft, David Wallace, Jamie Heaslip<br /><br /><strong>Replacements</strong>: Ross Ford, Euan Murray, Stephen Ferris, Andy Powell, Harry Ellis, James Hook, Shane Williams.