NEWPORT Gwent Dragons lock Cory Hill has been named on the bench for the British and Irish Lions clash with the Chiefs on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old was called up by Warren Gatland on Saturday to provide cover and enable the boss to protect his 23 for the first Test against New Zealand.

Hill, fresh from being vice-captain in Wales’ win against Tonga in Auckland, is joined on the bench by fellow cover players Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davies and Tomas Francis.

Scotland's Allan Dell and Finn Russell have jetted in from Australia and are also among the replacements.

"We are here to win a Test series and we have brought cover for the replacements bench so we can limit the number of players who need to double up, which is tough to do at this level of rugby," said Gatland.

"We know it is going to be another big challenge against the Chiefs, who have won the Super Rugby title twice in the last five years."

Rory Best will captain the British and Irish Lions against the Chiefs, with Sam Warburton's omission a boost in the Wales flanker's bid for first Test selection.

Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones takes a seat on the bench and will be itching to respond after Maro Itoje and George Kruis so impressed in Saturday's 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks.

"We are five games into the Tour and there is still a lot to play for," said Lions head coach Gatland.

"Those involved on Tuesday will be playing not only for themselves in terms of further selection but also for the whole squad."

Gatland's selections reveal at least part of his plans for Saturday's first Test against New Zealand at Auckland's Eden Park.

The bulk of the side that ground the Maori All Blacks into submission on Saturday will now head the queue to face Steve Hansen's New Zealand this weekend.

Tuesday's clash will represent the last chance for any of those involved to change Gatland's thinking ahead of the first All Blacks Test at Eden Park on Saturday.

The starting back three of Liam Williams, Jack Nowell and Elliot Daly could still be fighting it out for a seat on the bench for the Test opener.

Ireland's bullish flanker CJ Stander will also want to press his own claims to be in the back-row picture for the Test.

But Peter O'Mahony, Sean O'Brien and Taulupe Faletau remain the favourites to start in the back row against the All Blacks.

British and Irish Lions team to face the Chiefs on Tuesday: L Williams (Wales); J Nowell (England), J Payne, R Henshaw (both Ireland), E Daly (England); D Biggar (Wales), G Laidlaw (Scotland); J Marler (England), R Best (Ireland, capt), D Cole (England), I Henderson (Ireland), C Lawes (England), J Haskell (England), J Tipuric (Wales), CJ Stander (Ireland).

Replacements: K Dacey (Wales), A Dell (Scotland), T Francis, C Hill, AW Jones, G Davies (all Wales), F Russell, T Seymour (both Scotland).