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WATCH: 'I was really a bit shaken' - Iain Henderson on learning about Lions call-up watching Sky Sports - Irish Independent

There were joyous scenes at the Kingspan Stadium this afternoon as three Ulstermen were named in Warren Gatland's 41-man Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand. The Ulster squad were eating lunch during the live announcement and ...and more »

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

He may have been in our British & Irish Lions squad but he was in hardly anyone else's. 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 ...and more »

Gregor Paul: Kiwi-born Lions hard to take - New Zealand Herald

It's a patently ridiculous project looking for New Zealanders in the British and Irish Lions. Ridiculous but sadly not futile as there are two in the 41-man tour party as well as a South African. The debate isn't about whether Jared Payne, Ben Te'o and ...and more »

Lion-hearted Henderson will savour memorable summer on and off field - Belfast Telegraph

Never a man who could be described as your typical rugby player, Iain Henderson had a characteristically unusual response to hearing he was one of the lucky 41 selected by Warren Gatland for this summer's British and Irish Lions trip to New Zealand.and more »