BREAKING: British & Irish Lions squad revealed with some shock inclusions
Warren Gatland has lifted the lid on the much anticipated Lions Squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.
The selection was announced a noon by Lions manager John Spencer.
As expected, following this morning's leak, Sam Warburton has been announced to captain the side
A total of 11 Irish names made the final squad:
Alan Wynne Jones
Sam Warburton (C)
The British & Irish Lions will challenge all five of New Zealand’s Super Rugby sides, as well as taking on the Maori All Blacks in addition to three tests against the World Cup holders in Auckland and Wellington.
Gatland then has 40-days before The Lions depart for New Zealand, before they kick off their 10-match trip against the Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei on June 3, with the Blues, Crusaders, Highlanders, Maori All Blacks and Chiefs all on their agenda before the first Test three weeks later.
The Lions have only won one tour since their last visit to New Zealand in 2005, having lost in South Africa in 2009 and won in Australia in 2013.