Munster's Paul O'Connell is set to lead the British and Irish Lions in the first game of their South African tour this weekend. O'Connell captains the side to face a Royal XV in Rustenburg on Saturday. Elsewhere, his fellow Munster man Keith Earls starts in midfield, with Ronan O'Gara named at fly half. Tommy Bowe is also in the starting 15, while Stephen Ferris is named in the replacements. Leinster stars like Brian O'Driscoll and Jamie Heaslip are due to be rested until next week after their involvement in last Saturday's Heineken Cup final.