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Warren Gatland Names Lions Squad For Tour Of New Zealand

By PJ Browne Updated
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Warren Gatland has named his 41-man Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand.

The squad comprises of 16 players from England, 12 from Wales, 11 from Ireland and two from Scotland.

Welsh back row, Sam Warburton, like he did four years ago in Australia, will captain the team.

Lions squad:

Fullbacks:

Stuart Hogg, Leigh Halfpenny

Wings:

George North, Jack Nowell, Anthony Watson, Liam Williams, Tommy Seymour

Centres:

Elliot Daly, Robbie Henshaw, Ben Te'o, Jonathan Davies, Jared Payne, Jonathan Joseph

Fly-halves:

Jonathan Sexton, Owen Farrell, Dan Biggar

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Scrum-halves:
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Conor Murray, Ben Youngs, Rhys Webb

Props:

Joe Marler, Mako Vunipola, Jack McGrath, Tadhg Furlong, Kyle Sinckler, Dan Cole

Hookers:

Rory Best, Ken Owens, Jamie George

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Locks:

Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Alun Wyn Jones, Iain Henderson

Flankers:

Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander, Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty

Number 8s:

Billy Vunipola, Toby Faletau

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Major omissions from the squad include England captain Dylan Hartley and Six Nations regular Joe Launchbury.

The Lions play 10 games this summer with three of those being tests against the All Blacks.

The first test will be played on June 24th with the other two on July 1st and July 8th.

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