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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sam Warburton leads Lions squad - Radio Sport

Sam Warburton is captaining the Lions side to face the All Blacks in June (Getty Images). Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions on their 10-match tour of New Zealand, leading a 41-man squad that contains only two Scottish players and ...

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 ...

Selfless Warburton ready for his toughest task - Daily Mail

LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - 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. If ...

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 ...

More woe for Hartley, Scots as Lions squad for NZ... - InsideHalton.com

British & Irish Lions tour captain Sam Warburton during the British and Irish Lions Squad Announcement event in London Wednesday April 19, 2017. The Lions will tour tour New Zealand this summer (Adam Davy/PA via AP). next play/pause pre 1/1. Another ...

Wasps stunned as England lock Joe Launchbury misses out on Lions squad - South Cotswolds Gazette

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. Head coach Warren Gatland selected a 41-man squad for the 10 fixtures which include a ...

Quiz: Can you name the British & Irish Lions touring squad for the 2013 Tests? - Belfast Live

Warren Gatland has named his British and Irish Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand. Four years ago the Lions travelled to Australia and came away with a 2-1 series win. The squad included some big players who rose to the occasion Down ...

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

British 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 ...

Lack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection – Gordon Bulloch - Aberdeen Evening Express

Former 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 ...

Lions squad reaction: The shock British and Irish players - Daily Mail

Warren Gatland on Wednesday ended weeks of speculation by naming his squad for this summer's British and Irish Lions tour. Gatland selected 16 players from RBS 6 Nations champions England, 11 from Ireland, 12 from Wales and only two from Scotland ...

It's hard to argue with Warren Gatland's reason for picking Jared Payne - SportsJOE.ie

As it transpired, though, Payne was in Warren Gatland's squad and that's all that counts. As if we ever doubted him. The man may have battled through a slew of injuries over the last 18 months but when he plays, Ireland are the better for it. Jared ...

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

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

British & 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 ...

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

Sam 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 ...

Borthwick backs 'resilient' Hartley to recover from Lions snub - Yahoo News

Steve Borthwick knows better than most how Dylan Hartley felt after the England captain was left out of the British and Irish Lions squad for this year's tour of New Zealand on Wednesday. Borthwick, now an assistant to Lions coach Warren Gatland ...

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

Warren 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 ...