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Launchbury misses Lions squad and Wasps aren't happy - Daily Mail;

Launchbury misses Lions squad and Wasps aren't happy - Daily Mail

Daily MailLaunchbury misses Lions squad and Wasps aren't happyDaily MailAviva Premiership leaders Wasps have said they are 'gobsmacked' after lock Joe Launchbury was a surprise omission from the British and Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand. Wasps captain Launchbury was overlooked by coach Warren ...and more »

Lack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection - Gordon Bulloch - Daily Mail;

Lack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection - Gordon Bulloch - Daily Mail

Daily MailLack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection - Gordon BullochDaily MailFormer Scotland and Lions hooker Gordon Bulloch felt his countrymen's sparse representation in Warren Gatland's squad was somewhat predictable given the lack of influence among selectors. Only Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour have made the British ...and more »

Wasps stunned as England lock Joe Launchbury misses out on Lions squad - Craven Herald;

Wasps stunned as England lock Joe Launchbury misses out on Lions squad - Craven Herald

Craven HeraldWasps stunned as England lock Joe Launchbury misses out on Lions squadCraven HeraldWasps have said they are “gobsmacked” after lock Joe Launchbury was a surprise omission from the British and Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand. Head coach Warren Gatland selected a 41-man squad for the 10 fixtures which include a ...and more »

Brian O'Driscoll tips young Irish Lion to fill the number 13 jersey on tour to New Zealand - Irish Mirror;

Brian O'Driscoll tips young Irish Lion to fill the number 13 jersey on tour to New Zealand - Irish Mirror

Irish MirrorBrian O'Driscoll tips young Irish Lion to fill the number 13 jersey on tour to New ZealandIrish MirrorThe former Lions captain has tipped an Irishman to fill the jersey he has worn on four separate tours. Share; Comments. ByCathal Austin. 16:25, 19 APR 2017. Sport. Brian O'Driscoll after being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Share; Comments. Get daily ...and more »

In video: British and Irish Lions touring squad is revealed - The Bolton News;

In video: British and Irish Lions touring squad is revealed - The Bolton News

The Bolton NewsIn video: British and Irish Lions touring squad is revealedThe Bolton NewsBritish and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland selected a 41-man squad for the 10 fixtures which include a three-Test series against New Zealand this summer. Find out which players made the cut here: 0 comments ...and more »

Caught on camera: the moment Exeter's Jack Nowell learns of Lions selection - ITV News;

Caught on camera: the moment Exeter's Jack Nowell learns of Lions selection - ITV News

ITV NewsCaught on camera: the moment Exeter's Jack Nowell learns of Lions selectionITV News'I was watching the announcement with the boys and my named got called out!' Photo: Exeter Chiefs. Exeter Chiefs and England star Jack Nowell says it's a "dream come true" to have been named in the British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand this ...and more »

Rugby: Warburton confirmed as captain for the Lions - Times of Oman;

Rugby: Warburton confirmed as captain for the Lions - Times of Oman

Times of OmanRugby: Warburton confirmed as captain for the LionsTimes of OmanBritish & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton with head coach Warren Gatland after the squad announcement. Photo - Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic. x. British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton with head coach Warren Gatland after the ...and more »

Borthwick feels Hartley's pain after Lions snub - The Star Online;

Borthwick feels Hartley's pain after Lions snub - The Star Online

The Star OnlineBorthwick feels Hartley's pain after Lions snubThe Star OnlineLONDON (Reuters) - As a previous England captain overlooked by the British and Irish Lions, Steve Borthwick can feel Dylan Hartley's pain, but he expects the hooker to get over the omission with his usual resilience. Borthwick, who felt the anguish of ...and more »

Why Sam Warburton wanted to captain the Lions but didn't want to lead Wales - WalesOnline;

Why Sam Warburton wanted to captain the Lions but didn't want to lead Wales - WalesOnline

WalesOnlineWhy Sam Warburton wanted to captain the Lions but didn't want to lead WalesWalesOnlineSam Warburton has revealed it was an easy decision to say yes to being Lions captain for the tour of New Zealand. The Wales flanker accepted straight away when he was offered the job by head coach Warren Gatland last Thursday. He will become just the ...and more »

Lions 2017: Gatland backs kickers to make the difference in New Zealand - AOL UK;

Lions 2017: Gatland backs kickers to make the difference in New Zealand - AOL UK

AOL UKLions 2017: Gatland backs kickers to make the difference in New ZealandAOL UKWarren Gatland believes his kickers could make the difference against New Zealand after naming Owen Farrell as a fly-half in his British and Irish Lions squad. The versatile Farrell - often deployed at centre by England coach Eddie Jones - forms part ...and more »

Sam Warburton Found Out About Lions Captaincy In A Supermarket Car Park - Balls.ie;

Sam Warburton Found Out About Lions Captaincy In A Supermarket Car Park - Balls.ie

Balls.ieSam Warburton Found Out About Lions Captaincy In A Supermarket Car ParkBalls.ieFor the second consecutive tour, Sam Warburton will captain the Lions. The Welsh back row led Warren Gatland's team four years ago for the 2-1 series win against Australia. He will do so again this summer against the All Blacks. Following today's squad ...and more »

The verdict on the full British and Irish Lions squad and what you can expect from each player - WalesOnline;

The verdict on the full British and Irish Lions squad and what you can expect from each player - WalesOnline

WalesOnlineThe verdict on the full British and Irish Lions squad and what you can expect from each playerWalesOnlineWarren Gatland will have been smiling after many in the media fell for the fake news that was circulating yesterday about the composition of his Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand. Claims Jamie Roberts would be in the party for the toughest ...and more »

Sam Warburton Lions captaincy against All Blacks leaked on Twitter - 2BR;

Sam Warburton Lions captaincy against All Blacks leaked on Twitter - 2BR

2BRSam Warburton Lions captaincy against All Blacks leaked on Twitter2BRWelsh star Sam Warburton's captaincy of the British and Irish Lions was leaked on Twitter three hours before the official announcement. The gaffe happened when a photograph emerged of Warburton in full Lions kit posing with tour officials. The 28-year ...and more »

Lions 2017: Hartley and Launchbury lead star-studded list of notable absentees - Yahoo Sports;

Lions 2017: Hartley and Launchbury lead star-studded list of notable absentees - Yahoo Sports

Yahoo SportsLions 2017: Hartley and Launchbury lead star-studded list of notable absenteesYahoo SportsDylan Hartley was among the high-profile absentees as Warren Gatland revealed his British and Irish Lions squad on Wednesday. More. Warren Gatland named a 41-man British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand, but several notable names ...and more »

British & Irish Lions: Warren Gatland picks giants to cut down New Zealand - ESPN.co.uk;

British & Irish Lions: Warren Gatland picks giants to cut down New Zealand - ESPN.co.uk

ESPN.co.ukBritish & Irish Lions: Warren Gatland picks giants to cut down New ZealandESPN.co.ukBritish & Irish Lions coach explains why he picked a larger than expected squad to tour New Zealand in the summer. (2:04). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Email; comment. 1:47 PM GMT. Tom HamiltonRugby Editor. Close. • Joined ESPN in 2011and more »

Dylan Hartley set to captain England in Argentina after Lions squad omission - South Wales Argus;

Dylan Hartley set to captain England in Argentina after Lions squad omission - South Wales Argus

South Wales ArgusDylan Hartley set to captain England in Argentina after Lions squad omissionSouth Wales ArgusDylan Hartley is set to lead England to Argentina in June after being overlooked for the British and Irish Lions' tour to New Zealand. Hartley was the biggest-name omission from the 41-man party announced by Warren Gatland, paving the way for the ...and more »

New Zealand favourites to win ahead of Lions visit - bookmakers - Eurosport.com ASIA

New Zealand favourites to win ahead of Lions visit - bookmakersEurosport.com ASIAApril 19 (Reuters) - Hosts New Zealand are overwhelming favourites to win their three test series against the British and Irish Lions after the visitors announced their squad on Wednesday, according to leading bookmakers.and more »

British and Irish Lions 2017: The key talking points - Yorkshire Post;

British and Irish Lions 2017: The key talking points - Yorkshire Post

Yorkshire PostBritish and Irish Lions 2017: The key talking pointsYorkshire PostThe British and Irish Lions squad for the summer 2017 tour to New Zealand was announced today. Here are the talking points after 16 English, 12 Welsh, 11 Irish and two Scottish players were selected. THE FIVE KEY MEN. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales).and more »

Mark Reason: Dylan Hartley's omission a 'grievous error' in Warren Gatland's Scot-free Lions pack - Stuff.co.nz;

Mark Reason: Dylan Hartley's omission a 'grievous error' in Warren Gatland's Scot-free Lions pack - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzMark Reason: Dylan Hartley's omission a 'grievous error' in Warren Gatland's Scot-free Lions packStuff.co.nzIf the Lions wanted only the toughest of characters, how was England captain Dylan Hartley left out of the team to tour New Zealand, asks Mark Reason? "All for one." Those were the words of the ribboned slogan on the Lions website, but it wasn't quite ...and more »

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland unafraid of making big calls – hopefully more curveballs will be ... - Telegraph.co.uk;

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland unafraid of making big calls – hopefully more curveballs will be ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukBritish & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland unafraid of making big calls – hopefully more curveballs will be ...Telegraph.co.ukThe selections of Jared Payne and Ross Moriarty demonstrate that the Lions coach is a very hard man to second guess. While everyone thought there would be a return to “Warrenball”, the presence of Jonathan Joseph, Elliot Daly and Payne shows that he ...and more »