Launchbury misses Lions squad and Wasps aren't happy - Daily Mail

Aviva Premiership leaders 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. Wasps captain Launchbury was overlooked by coach Warren ...

Quiz: Can you name the British & Irish Lions touring squad for the 2013 Tests? - Belfast Live

Warren Gatland has named his British and Irish Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand. Four years ago the Lions travelled to Australia and came away with a 2-1 series win. The squad included some big players who rose to the occasion Down ...

Lack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection - Gordon Bulloch - Daily Mail

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 ...

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 ...

Brian O'Driscoll tips young Irish Lion to fill the number 13 jersey on tour to New Zealand - Irish Mirror

The former Lions captain has tipped an Irishman to fill the jersey he has worn on four separate tours. Share; Comments. ByCathal Austin. 16:25, 19 APR 2017. Sport. Brian O'Driscoll after being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Share; Comments. Get daily ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

The verdict on the full British and Irish Lions squad and what you can expect from each player - WalesOnline

Warren Gatland will have been smiling after many in the media fell for the fake news that was circulating yesterday about the composition of his Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand. Claims Jamie Roberts would be in the party for the toughest ...

Sam Warburton Lions captaincy against All Blacks leaked on Twitter - 2BR

Welsh star Sam Warburton's captaincy of the British and Irish Lions was leaked on Twitter three hours before the official announcement. The gaffe happened when a photograph emerged of Warburton in full Lions kit posing with tour officials. The 28-year ...

British & Irish Lions: Warren Gatland picks giants to cut down New Zealand - ESPN.co.uk

British & Irish Lions coach explains why he picked a larger than expected squad to tour New Zealand in the summer. (2:04). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Email; comment. 1:47 PM GMT. Tom HamiltonRugby Editor. Close. • Joined ESPN in 2011

Dylan Hartley set to captain England in Argentina after Lions squad omission - South Wales Argus

Dylan Hartley is set to lead England to Argentina in June after being overlooked for the British and Irish Lions' tour to New Zealand. Hartley was the biggest-name omission from the 41-man party announced by Warren Gatland, paving the way for the ...

New Zealand favourites to win ahead of Lions visit - bookmakers - Eurosport.com ASIA

April 19 (Reuters) - Hosts New Zealand are overwhelming favourites to win their three test series against the British and Irish Lions after the visitors announced their squad on Wednesday, according to leading bookmakers.

British and Irish Lions 2017: The key talking points - Yorkshire Post

The British and Irish Lions squad for the summer 2017 tour to New Zealand was announced today. Here are the talking points after 16 English, 12 Welsh, 11 Irish and two Scottish players were selected. THE FIVE KEY MEN. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales).

Mark Reason: Ignoring the Scots when picking the Lions squad is a tactical error - Stuff.co.nz

Those were the words of the ribboned slogan on the Lions website, but it wasn't quite that bad for Scotland. It turned out to be "all for two". Warren Gatland may have extended his squad to 41 players for what captain Sam Warburton described as "the ...

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland unafraid of making big calls – hopefully more curveballs will be ... - Telegraph.co.uk

The selections of Jared Payne and Ross Moriarty demonstrate that the Lions coach is a very hard man to second guess. While everyone thought there would be a return to “Warrenball”, the presence of Jonathan Joseph, Elliot Daly and Payne shows that he ...

Warburton learned of Lions honour in supermarket car park - AOL UK

Sam Warburton's trip to the shops was interrupted by what he thought was a prank phone call to tell him he was to be British and Irish Lions captain for a second time. The Wales flanker - skipper of the side in 2013 - was confirmed as Warren Gatland's ...