Warren Gatland revealed he had a hard time making the decision to leave Johnny Sexton out of his British and Irish Lions squad.
Having played in nine consecutive British and Irish Lions Tests, Alun Wyn Jones will captain the team in South Africa this year.
A dramatic Six Nations championship reached a fitting conclusion on Friday, with Wales celebrating in a record-breaking year.
Rugby SA are in full support for the British and Irish Lions to tour South Africa in July and August, despite coronavirus complications.
Ireland wrapped up their Six Nations campaign with a comfortable win over England in Dublin, much to the delight of skipper Johnny Sexton.
Ireland completed their 2021 Six Nations campaign with a third win in a row, seeing off England 32-18 at the Aviva Stadium.
Wales need a win in Paris to complete a Grand Slam and seal their second Six Nations title in the space of three years.
CJ Stander was born in South Africa but has played international rugby for Ireland since making his debut in the 2016 Six Nations.
Scotland fought back from 24-10 down to draw level against Ireland, only for a late penalty to end their Six Nations title hopes.
Conor Murray must settle for a place on the bench after Andy Farrell has picked Jamison Gibson-Park to start for Ireland at Murrayfield.