British and Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland defends nationality split - BBC Sport

Gatland - who has been Wales coach since 2007 - has chosen 16 England players, 12 from Wales, 11 from Ireland and two from Scotland. Wales finished fifth in the 2017 Six Nations, below England, Scotland and Ireland. "I didn't realise the split in the ...

Rugby: 'Kiwi' Lions Ben Te'o, Jared Payne hail from very different backgrounds - New Zealand Herald

Kiwi Lions Ben Te'o and Jared Payne have been described as the "ultimate competitors" by Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell. The two NZ-born backs have burst into the 41-man touring squad from vastly different backgrounds. Payne was a highly respected ...

'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 ...

Stuart Hogg hopes maturity counts in Lions cap bid - Sportinglife.com

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 ...

Watch Exeter celebrate Nowell's Lions call-up - BBC Sport

Jack Nowell celebrates with his Exeter Chiefs team-mates after discovering he had been selected in the British and Irish Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand. The England wing told BBC Spotlight: "I found out the news at midday when it was ...

British & Irish Lions tour 2017: Hogg eager for starting place - BBC Sport

Stuart Hogg is targeting a Test starting place after being called up for his second British and Irish Lions tour. The 24-year-old and Glasgow Warriors team-mate Tommy Seymour, 28 are the only two Scots in Warren Gatland's 41-man squad for the tour of ...

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 ...