Warren Gatland will this afternoon make his Lions squad announcement for this summer's tour of South Africa.
The head coach is expected to name a 36-man group for the tour. Gatland took a 41-man squad to New Zealand four years ago and a 37-man squad to Australia in 2013.
In all the Lions will play nine games this summer. Their scheduled fixtures begin on June 26th when they face Japan at Murrayfield. Their first game in South Africa, against the Stormers, will be played a week later. It will be followed by games against a South Africa Invitation XV, the Sharks, South Africa A and the Bulls.
18 June 2017; British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland during a training session at Beetham Park in Hamilton, New Zealand. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
The test matches against South Africa will be played on July 24th and August 7th in Johannesburg, and July 31st in Cape Town.
Today's press conference will be live on the Lions' social channels, and available through their YouTube channel. The stream is embedded below.
Coverage begins at 11:45am. The captain for the tour - expected to be Alun Wyn Jones - will be confirmed at 12:09pm.
The squad announcement begins at 12:28pm and will run until 12:59pm.