Sam Warburton on Lions captaincy call: I thought it was one of the lads playing a prank - Telegraph.co.uk

After four hours of talking about the honour of being Lions captain again, Sam Warburton tucked a big red book about past tours under his arm and went home for the curry he had promised himself. It was another meal, however, that said most about what ...

Ben Te'o, ex-State of Origin player, named in British and Irish Lions squad for New Zealand tour - ABC Online

Former Queensland State of Origin forward Ben Te'o has completed a remarkable transition to rugby union by being named in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand. Te'o, who was part of the South Sydney team that won the 2014 NRL ...

Sam is the man - Warburton back as Lions captain for 'toughest' tour - Hong Kong Standard (press release)

Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand this summer but there was no place in the 41-man squad for England skipper Dylan Hartley. Having captained the combined side on their victorious 2013 tour of Australia, the 28-year ...

Rugby: Coach Warren Gatland highlights goal-kicking as Lions edge - New Zealand Herald

Lions coach Warren Gatland has highlighted goal-kicking as a major issue going into the test series against the All Blacks. While the All Blacks are struggling in that department, the 41-man Lions squad will include a clutch of ace marksmen led by Owen ...

WATCH: Brian O'Driscoll chooses his words about Dylan Hartley very carefully - SportsJOE.ie

If not making the Lions squad was tough enough on Dylan Hartley, watching so many of his countrymen receive a ticket to New Zealand would only rub the salt further into those wounds. But he's dealt with it well - on the surface at least. This can't ...

The Incredible Stat Which Shows How Badly Scottish Players Have Been Snubbed In Latest Lions Squad - Balls.ie

After months of pundits being asked to pick a Lions squad, the question will now be slightly different: pick a starting test side from the 41 players chosen in Warren Gatland's squad today. It will narrow focus somewhat, so no longer will we have any ...

Warburton to captain Lions; no place for Hartley, Launchbury - The Province

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, right, and tour captain Sam Warburton, pose for the cameras during the British and Irish Lions Squad Announcement event in London Wednesday April 19, 2017. The Lions will tour tour New Zealand this ...

Warren Gatland deflects questions of perceived Welsh bias - Irish Times

In Johnny Sexton, Owen Farrell and Dan Biggar, aside from all their kicking, passing, running and tackling qualities, the Lions coaches have picked three uber competitive, narky figures who will all strive to be the first-choice out-halves come the ...

'I was in the supermarket carpark!' Sam Warburton shares brilliant story on being named Lions skipper again - TVNZ

Sam Warburton was in a supermarket car park, waiting for his wife to bring back the bread and milk, when British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland called to ask how he would feel about captaining the side again. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time ...

The Warren Gatland Lions Q&A: The selection choices I agonised over and why Warburton had to be my captain - WalesOnline

Warren Gatland addressed the media to discuss his 41-man British and Irish Lions squad selection. Here's the full Q&A of his press conference. Read More. British and Irish Lions special podcast - experts from all four countries analyse Warren Gatland's ...

Lions: Former England captain can feel Hartley's pain - New Zealand Herald

England's Dylan Hartley reacts during a test against the All Blacks. He's been left out of the Lions tour squad to NZ. Photo / AP. As a previous England captain overlooked by the British and Irish Lions, Steve Borthwick can feel Dylan Hartley's pain ...

BT Sport's map of Ireland was missing quite a lot of counties… - Kildare Nationalist

The IRFU took to Twitter to call out BT Sport for a geographical error on their Lions graphics today, writes Stephen Barry. The broadcaster was crunching the numbers on the country-by-country breakdown of Lions call-ups, but managed to get their maps ...

Choir practice will help British and Irish Lions prepare for tour of New Zealand - News Shopper

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will have his players watching films and taking part in choir practice to prepare them culturally for this summer's tour to New Zealand. The 41-man Lions squad, captained by Sam Warburton, was announced ...

Dylan Hartley misses out, Ben Te'o gets surprise call up as Gatland names 41-man Lions squad for NZ - TVNZ

Another hotly anticipated squad announcement for the British and Irish Lions threw up familiar tales of woe for England captain Dylan Hartley and Scottish rugby this morning. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0 ...

Live: British and Irish Lions' 2017 New Zealand tour squad revealed - Stuff.co.nz

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland names his squad for the 2017 tour of New Zealand in June. Ad Feedback. British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland at the squad naming for the tour of NZ. David Rogers/ Getty Images. British and Irish Lions ...

Hogg hopes maturity shines through as he eyes Lions Test cap in New Zealand - Aberdeen Evening Express

Stuart Hogg is determined to show how far he has come by securing a Test cap on his second British and Irish Lions tour after being named as one of two Scots bound for New Zealand. The 24-year-old feels he is a far better and more professional player ...

British and Irish Lions: The class moment Jack Nowell discovered he'd been named in squad - Metro

For most professional rugby players from the British Isles, being named in the Lions squad ranks as the pinnacle of their career. Ireland pull off titanic victory to deny England record-breaking Grand Slam. There were a number of surprises in Warren ...

Lions need everything to go right, and then some luck - The Star Online

LONDON (Reuters) - When coach Warren Gatland said on Wednesday that the British and Irish Lions face the toughest task in rugby when they play New Zealand this year, he was not exaggerating. The Lions, in their various guises, have travelled on 11 ...

Warren Gatland: Garry Ringrose and Donnacha Ryan unlucky to miss out on Lions squad - Laois Nationalist

Lions head coach Warren Gatland believes Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton can handle being targeted on the tourists' tough 10-game tour to New Zealand this summer, writes Simon Lewis. Gatland named Sexton as one of three out-halves alongside Wales's ...

British and Irish Lions 2017: Guide to players heading to New Zealand - BBC Sport

Coverage: Live radio and text commentary across BBC Radio, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Warren Gatland's 41-man squad for the British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand this summer. Full-backs. This content will not work on your device, please ...