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

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

BBC SportWatch Exeter celebrate Nowell's Lions call-upBBC SportJack 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 ...and more »

Lions need everything to go right, and then some luck - The Star Online;

Lions need everything to go right, and then some luck - The Star Online

The Star OnlineLions need everything to go right, and then some luckThe Star OnlineLONDON (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 ...and more »

Selfless Warburton ready for his toughest task - Daily Mail

Selfless Warburton ready for his toughest taskDaily MailLONDON, 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 ...and more »

Warren Gatland: Garry Ringrose and Donnacha Ryan unlucky to miss out on Lions squad - Laois Nationalist;

Warren Gatland: Garry Ringrose and Donnacha Ryan unlucky to miss out on Lions squad - Laois Nationalist

Laois NationalistWarren Gatland: Garry Ringrose and Donnacha Ryan unlucky to miss out on Lions squadLaois NationalistLions 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 ...and more »

The British and Irish Lions player selections that raised eyebrows and why Gatland went for them - WalesOnline;

The British and Irish Lions player selections that raised eyebrows and why Gatland went for them - WalesOnline

WalesOnlineThe British and Irish Lions player selections that raised eyebrows and why Gatland went for themWalesOnlineThe appearance of New Zealand-born pair Ben Te'o and Jared Payne in the Lions squad has raised eyebrows, not because they are Kiwis but for being surprise inclusions. Andy Howell gives his assessment of the reasons why coach Warren Gatland ...and more »

More woe for Hartley, Scots as Lions squad for NZ announced - MetroNews Canada;

More woe for Hartley, Scots as Lions squad for NZ announced - MetroNews Canada

MetroNews CanadaMore woe for Hartley, Scots as Lions squad for NZ announcedMetroNews CanadaBritish & 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 ...and more »

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

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

Maldon and Burnham StandardLack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection – Gordon BullochMaldon and Burnham StandardFormer 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 ...and more »

Warburton leads Lions on toughest mission - SBS;

Warburton leads Lions on toughest mission - SBS

SBSWarburton leads Lions on toughest missionSBSLONDON (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 ...and more »

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

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

AOL UKLions 2017: Twitter reacts to Gatland's selectionAOL UKWarren 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 ...and more »

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

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

Braintree and Witham TimesWasps stunned as England lock Joe Launchbury misses out on Lions squadBraintree and Witham TimesWasps 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 ...and more »

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

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

The Bolton NewsIn video: British and Irish Lions touring squad is revealedThe Bolton NewsBritish 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 ...and more »

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

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

ITV NewsCaught on camera: the moment Exeter's Jack Nowell learns of Lions selectionITV 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 ...and more »

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

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

Times of OmanRugby: Warburton confirmed as captain for the LionsTimes of OmanBritish & 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 ...and more »

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

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

Evening StandardLions XV: Who Warren Gatland should pick to start against New ZealandEvening StandardChris 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 ...and more »

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

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

WalesOnlineWhy Sam Warburton wanted to captain the Lions but didn't want to lead WalesWalesOnlineSam 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 ...and more »

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

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

AOL UKLions 2017: Gatland backs kickers to make the difference in New ZealandAOL UKWarren 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 ...and more »

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

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

Balls.ieSam Warburton Found Out About Lions Captaincy In A Supermarket Car ParkBalls.ieFor 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 ...and more »

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

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

Yahoo NewsBorthwick backs 'resilient' Hartley to recover from Lions snubYahoo NewsSteve 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 ...and more »

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

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

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)Warburton to captain Lions in New Zealand as Hartley misses outCapital 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 ...and more »

Borthwick feels Hartley's pain - SuperSport;

Borthwick feels Hartley's pain - SuperSport

SuperSportBorthwick feels Hartley's painSuperSportAs 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 ...and more »