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 ...

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 announced - MetroNews Canada

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). By: Steve Douglas The ...

Lack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection – Gordon Bulloch - Maldon and Burnham Standard

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 ...

Warburton leads Lions on toughest mission - SBS

LONDON (Reuters) - Sam Warburton was named captain of the British and Irish Lions for the second time on Wednesday as coach Warren Gatland unveiled a bumper 41-man squad for the 10-match tour of New Zealand that he described as the biggest ...

Lions 2017: Twitter reacts to Gatland's selection - AOL UK

Warren Gatland courted controversy when he named his 41-man British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand. There were several notable absentees from the sizeable selection, while those who made the cut were evidently delighted. Here, we ...

Wasps stunned as England lock Joe Launchbury misses out on Lions squad - Braintree and Witham Times

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lions XV: Who Warren Gatland should pick to start against New Zealand - Evening Standard

Chris Jones has selected his starting XV to face New Zealand following Wednesday's Lions squad announcement. Warren Gatland has picked his 41-man squad to face the All Blacks in three Tests from June and the 53-year-old has chosen Wales captain ...

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 ...

Lions 2017: Gatland backs kickers to make the difference in New Zealand - AOL UK

Warren Gatland believes his kickers could make the difference against New Zealand after naming Owen Farrell as a fly-half in his British and Irish Lions squad. The versatile Farrell - often deployed at centre by England coach Eddie Jones - forms part ...

Sam Warburton Found Out About Lions Captaincy In A Supermarket Car Park - Balls.ie

For the second consecutive tour, Sam Warburton will captain the Lions. The Welsh back row led Warren Gatland's team four years ago for the 2-1 series win against Australia. He will do so again this summer against the All Blacks. Following today's squad ...

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 ...

Warburton to captain Lions in New Zealand as Hartley misses out - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

London, United Kingdom, Apr 19 – Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand but there was no place in the 41-man squad announced Wednesday for England skipper Dylan Hartley. Wales back-row Warburton, 28, who skippered ...

Borthwick feels Hartley's pain - SuperSport

As a previous England captain overlooked by the British and Irish Lions, Steve Borthwick can feel Dylan Hartley's pain, but he expects the hooker to get over the omission with his usual resilience. Borthwick, who felt the anguish of missing out on the ...

Lions 2017: Hartley and Launchbury lead star-studded list of notable absentees - AOL UK

Warren Gatland named a 41-man British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand, but several notable names were left out of his selection - with Joe Launchbury's omission leaving club side Wasps "gobsmacked". The Lions head to take on the All ...