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Welsh back-row forward Dan Lydiate will lead the British and Irish Lions in their tour match against the Melbourne Rebels on Tuesday following a tour-ending injury to Paul O'Connell. 

This file photo shows Dan Lydiate attending a training session in Wellington, on September 7, 2011. Welsh back-row forward will lead the British and Irish Lions in their tour match against the Melbourne Rebels on Tuesday following a tour-ending injury to Paul O'Connell.

Newport Gwent Dragons blindside flanker Lydiate will skipper the team instead of Geoff Parling, who has been withdrawn from the starting line-up following O'Connell's broken arm.

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