Wales' Grand Slam winning stars run out for the Lions against the All Blacks tomorrow knowing that victory will elevate them to hero status right across Britain.

After the debacle that was the First Test in Christchurch last Saturday, this one's a 'must win', with reputations and the credibility of the whole tour on the line.

With the stakes as high as they can be, Ryan Jones, Gavin Henson and Shane Williams start their first Test, joining captain Gareth Thomas, Dwayne Peel and Gethin Jenkins in a new-look Lions side bristling with Celtic flair.

On the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, it's the Battle of Wellington. England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland expect - and it's the Welsh boys who've been brought in to deliver. Under the captaincy of Gareth Thomas, who is also taking injured tour skipper Brian O'Driscoll's outside centre position, the Lions will seek to achieve what most pundits believe is the impossible.

They said the same on October 21, 1805 when Admiral Lord Nelson crushed the combined French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar, celebrated so spectacularly this week.

If the Lions can sink Graham Henry's rampant New Zealand tomorrow there are likely to be similar festivities next week. And that would set up a mouth-watering winner-takes-all final clash in Auckland next Saturday.

Thomas has revealed his determination to turn a one-sided Test series on its head.

"We haven't really shown anything yet as a back-line, we haven't had the chance to. We haven't thrown anything at them yet," he said.

"All the talk has been about them (New Zealand), and rightly so, because they were the better team last Saturday, but hopefully, if we can come and play then we can show some things to them that maybe they are not prepared for.

"I don't think we can say we are going to change our strategy, because I think last Saturday we didn't exactly play with much of a strategy.

"We are going to go out there and try to play this time, taking the game to them.

"And hopefully, come the end of the match on Saturday, the guys can stand there and look at each other and say at least we tried our best today, whatever the result."