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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 ...and more »

Andrew Gourdie: What to do with SBW? - Newshub

OPINION: It's a question that simply has to be running around Steve Hansen's head as he prepares to name his squad to face the Lions - even more so now that Warren Gatland's revealed his hand. Hansen must be dying to blow the Lions off the park, and ...and more »

British and Irish Lions squad announcement RECAP as Warren Gatland picked his tourists for New Zealand -

Wales star Sam Warburton has been announced as British and Irish Lions captain for this summer's New Zealand tour. The 28-year-old Cardiff flanker becomes the second player to be named skipper for two Lions tours, following England World Cup winner ...and more »

Rory Best among 11 Irish players named in Lions squad - Irish Times

A total of 11 Irish players have been named in the Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand with Ireland captain Rory Best beating his England counterpart Dylan Hartley to to a place. The entire Irish frontrow of Jack McGrath, Rory Best and ...and more »

Wales centre Jamie Roberts set to make cut in Gatland's Lions squad - The Guardian

Jamie Roberts is expected to be named in Warren Gatland's Lions squad on Wednesday. Photograph: David Davies/PA. Several high-profile England players are set to miss this summer's British and Irish Lions tour but the Wales centre Jamie Roberts is ...and more »

Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell focused on building squad belief - The Independent

Andy Farrell has underlined the importance of belief when the British and Irish Lions tackle New Zealand this summer. The Lions last beat New Zealand in a Test series 46 years ago, which underlines the degree of difficulty facing them. The 41-man Lions ...and more »

British and Irish Lions squad 2017: Sam Warburton captain as Warren Gatland names party to tour New Zealand - The Independent

Sam Warburton has been named captain of the 2017 British and Irish Lions to become just the second man to lead to consecutive tours, but there was more heartbreak for England skipper Dylan Hartley after he was left out of Warren Gatland's squad to take ...and more »

How Dan Biggar found out he'd made the Lions squad after refusing to watch announcement live on TV - WalesOnline

Dan Biggar couldn't face sitting through the Lions squad announcement, so he headed out to the Ospreys' training field at Llandarcy for a spot of kicking practice in the sunshine. As it was, it would have been a pretty pain-free watch for the Wales fly ...and more »

Scotland fans rage at Gatland as major English club express dismay: How social media reacted to the Lions squad - WalesOnline

Warren Gatland has named a 41-man British and Irish Lions squad to tackle New Zealand in the summer, four more players that he originally selected for the tour of Australia in 2013. Of the 41 players, Gatland has chosen 16 Englishmen, 12 Welshmen, 11 ...and more »

Sir Clive Woodward makes his British and Irish Lions selections ahead of the New Zealand tour - Daily Mail

Five automatic selections for me. Hogg is an exceptional talent; Halfpenny's kicking is still top class, Williams has done well against New Zealand, North is a world beater when fully on his game and Watson is a blazing talent. The sixth spot did make ...and more »