Gatland's full squad list for Lions tour to New Zealand

A look at Warren Gatland's full 41-man squad list for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand this summer.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
19th April 2017

article:19th April 2017

Head coach Warren Gatland has selected a 41-man squad for the 10 fixtures culminating in a three-Test series against New Zealand, including surprise call-ups for Ireland full-back Jared Payne, England wing Jack Nowell and Wales back row Ross Moriarty.

England captain Dylam Hartley has lost out to England team-mate Jamie George, who has been selected despite acting as understudy at hooker for his international captain Rory Best and Ken Owens.


Despite reports of his inclusion, there was no place for two-time tourist Jamie Roberts but Jonathan Joseph has made the cut as one of the centres.

There are two Scots present in wing Tommy Seymour and full-back Stuart Hogg, with the remainder of the squad made up of 12 Welshmen and 11 players from Ireland.

Here’s the full team:

FORWARDS

Rory Best (Ireland)

Dan Cole (England)

Taulupe Faletau (Wales)

Tadgh Furlong (Ireland)

Jamie George (England)

Iain Henderson (Ireland)

Mauro Itoje (England)

Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

George Kruis (England)

Courtney Lawes (England)

Joe Marler (England)

Jack McGrath (Ireland)

Ross Moriarty (Wales)

Sean O’Brien (Ireland)

Peter O’Mahony (Ireland)

Ken Owens (Wales)

Kyle Sinckler (England)

CJ Stander (Ireland)

Justin Tipuric (Wales)

Mako Vuniopla (England)

Billy Vunipola (England)

Sam Warburton (Wales)

Sam Warburton will captain the side.

Sam Warburton will captain the side.

BACKS

Dan Biggar (Wales)

Elliot Daly (England)

Jonathan Davies (Wales)

Own Farrell (England)

Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)

Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)

Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Jonathan Joseph (England)

Conor Murray (Ireland)

George North (Wales)

Jack Nowell (England)

Jared Payne (Ireland)

Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)

Tommy Seymour (Scotland)

Ben Te’o (England)

Anthony Watson (England)

Rhys Webb (Wales)

Liam Williams (Wales)

Ben Youngs (England)

Johnny Sexton.

Johnny Sexton.


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