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British and Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland got his selections right and they can win - BBC Sport;

British and Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland got his selections right and they can win - BBC Sport

BBC SportBritish and Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland got his selections right and they can winBBC SportI like the look and balance of the squad. The players are good enough to win the series, the challenge will be whether they can. New Zealand at home are pretty much unbeatable. The statistics and a great deal of logic suggests a Lions win would be ...and more »

Former British Lion Ian McLauchlan blasts Warren Gatland as anti-Scottish after selection snubs - Scottish Daily Record;

Former British Lion Ian McLauchlan blasts Warren Gatland as anti-Scottish after selection snubs - Scottish Daily Record

Scottish Daily RecordFormer British Lion Ian McLauchlan blasts Warren Gatland as anti-Scottish after selection snubsScottish Daily RecordFormer British Lion Ian McLauchlan accused Warren Gatland of having an agenda against Scotland's tour hopefuls. The ex-SRU president and dark blue prop slammed the Kiwi, who listed just two Scots, Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour, in a 41-man Lions ...and more »

Jonathan Joseph earned Lions call with performances against Wales - Irish Independent;

Jonathan Joseph earned Lions call with performances against Wales - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentJonathan Joseph earned Lions call with performances against WalesIrish IndependentJonathan Joseph was included in the British and Irish Lions squad bound for New Zealand after Warren Gatland decided a player who has caused Wales so much torment on his watch could not be overlooked. Joseph was thought to have missed out due to ...and more »

10 facts about the British and Irish Lions squad - Belfast Telegraph

10 facts about the British and Irish Lions squadBelfast TelegraphBritish and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has named his squad for the tour to New Zealand this summer. Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the facts and figures behind Gatland's side. * G atland has selected 41 players in his squad.and more »

Gatland says Lions tour in the toughest task in rugby - Radio New Zealand;

Gatland says Lions tour in the toughest task in rugby - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandGatland says Lions tour in the toughest task in rugbyRadio New ZealandWhen coach Warren Gatland said that the British and Irish Lions face the toughest task in rugby when they play New Zealand this year, he was not exaggerating. Rob Howley, Andy Farrell, Warren Gatland and Steve Borthwick are the Lions coaching staff.and more »

Warren Gatland reveals why he believes the Lions can beat the All Blacks - The Independent;

Warren Gatland reveals why he believes the Lions can beat the All Blacks - The Independent

The IndependentWarren Gatland reveals why he believes the Lions can beat the All BlacksThe IndependentWarren Gatland answered a number of questions with the unveiling of his British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand, but he now faces a much simpler one: can his side beat the All Blacks? “That's kind of the challenge, isn't it? As coaches, you ...and more »

Irish win shows All Blacks are human, says Lions boss Gatland - Daily Mail

Irish win shows All Blacks are human, says Lions boss GatlandDaily MailLONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - Ireland's victory over the All Blacks last year was key to convincing the British and Irish Lions that they can win in New Zealand and that the double world champions are human after all, coach Warren Gatland said on Wednesday.and more »

Warren Gatland reveals Conor Murray injury setback and has issued the scrumhalf a fitness ultimatum - Irish Independent;

Warren Gatland reveals Conor Murray injury setback and has issued the scrumhalf a fitness ultimatum - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentWarren Gatland reveals Conor Murray injury setback and has issued the scrumhalf a fitness ultimatumIrish IndependentConor Murray is in a race to prove his fitness for the Lions tour of New Zealand. Warren Gatland has shed new light on the seriousness of the Ireland scrum-half's shoulder/neck injury and says he must play at least once for Munster to prove his fitness ...and more »

Ben Te'o, ex-State of Origin player, named in British and Irish Lions squad for New Zealand tour - ABC Online;

Ben Te'o, ex-State of Origin player, named in British and Irish Lions squad for New Zealand tour - ABC Online

ABC OnlineBen Te'o, ex-State of Origin player, named in British and Irish Lions squad for New Zealand tourABC OnlineFormer 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 »

Sam is the man - Warburton back as Lions captain for 'toughest' tour - Hong Kong Standard (press release);

Sam is the man - Warburton back as Lions captain for 'toughest' tour - Hong Kong Standard (press release)

Hong Kong Standard (press release)Sam is the man - Warburton back as Lions captain for 'toughest' tourHong Kong Standard (press release)Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand this summer but there was no place in the 41-man squad for England skipper Dylan Hartley. Having captained the combined side on their victorious 2013 tour of Australia, the 28-year ...and more »

WATCH: Brian O'Driscoll chooses his words about Dylan Hartley very carefully - SportsJOE.ie;

WATCH: Brian O'Driscoll chooses his words about Dylan Hartley very carefully - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieWATCH: Brian O'Driscoll chooses his words about Dylan Hartley very carefullySportsJOE.ieIf not making the Lions squad was tough enough on Dylan Hartley, watching so many of his countrymen receive a ticket to New Zealand would only rub the salt further into those wounds. But he's dealt with it well - on the surface at least. This can't ...and more »

Rugby: Coach Warren Gatland highlights goal-kicking as Lions edge - New Zealand Herald

Rugby: Coach Warren Gatland highlights goal-kicking as Lions edgeNew Zealand HeraldLions coach Warren Gatland has highlighted goal-kicking as a major issue going into the test series against the All Blacks. While the All Blacks are struggling in that department, the 41-man Lions squad will include a clutch of ace marksmen led by Owen ...and more »

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

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

BBC SportBritish and Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland defends nationality splitBBC SportGatland - 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 ...and more »

The Incredible Stat Which Shows How Badly Scottish Players Have Been Snubbed In Latest Lions Squad - Balls.ie;

The Incredible Stat Which Shows How Badly Scottish Players Have Been Snubbed In Latest Lions Squad - Balls.ie

Balls.ieThe Incredible Stat Which Shows How Badly Scottish Players Have Been Snubbed In Latest Lions SquadBalls.ieAfter months of pundits being asked to pick a Lions squad, the question will now be slightly different: pick a starting test side from the 41 players chosen in Warren Gatland's squad today. It will narrow focus somewhat, so no longer will we have any ...and more »

Warburton to captain Lions; no place for Hartley, Launchbury - The Province;

Warburton to captain Lions; no place for Hartley, Launchbury - The Province

The ProvinceWarburton to captain Lions; no place for Hartley, LaunchburyThe ProvinceBritish & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, right, and tour captain Sam Warburton, pose for the cameras during the British and Irish Lions Squad Announcement event in London Wednesday April 19, 2017. The Lions will tour tour New Zealand this ...and more »

Warren Gatland deflects questions of perceived Welsh bias - Irish Times;

Warren Gatland deflects questions of perceived Welsh bias - Irish Times

Irish TimesWarren Gatland deflects questions of perceived Welsh biasIrish TimesIn 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 ...and more »

Gatland orders choir practice in Lions battle plan - Daily Mail;

Gatland orders choir practice in Lions battle plan - Daily Mail

Daily MailGatland orders choir practice in Lions battle planDaily MailChoir practice and film nights will form part of the British and Irish Lions preparations for their Test series against the All Blacks as coach Warren Gatland tries to make sure they are comfortable with the culture of New Zealand. Gatland, a New ...and more »

'I was in the supermarket carpark!' Sam Warburton shares brilliant story on being named Lions skipper again - TVNZ

'I was in the supermarket carpark!' Sam Warburton shares brilliant story on being named Lions skipper againTVNZSam 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 ...and more »

The Warren Gatland Lions Q&A: The selection choices I agonised over and why Warburton had to be my captain - WalesOnline;

The Warren Gatland Lions Q&A: The selection choices I agonised over and why Warburton had to be my captain - WalesOnline

WalesOnlineThe Warren Gatland Lions Q&A: The selection choices I agonised over and why Warburton had to be my captainWalesOnlineWarren 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 ...and more »

Lions: Former England captain can feel Hartley's pain - New Zealand Herald

Lions: Former England captain can feel Hartley's painNew Zealand HeraldEngland'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 ...and more »