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Leaked picture “confirms” Warburton as Lions captain

Sam Warberton
Sam Warberton

A picture which has appeared online showing Sam Warburton in full Lions gear at the centre of a staged photo along with the entire Lions coaching staff has appeared online.

No official announcement will be made until after the squad is named, but it appears certain now that Warburton, who gave up the Welsh captaincy before the Six Nations, will be the first man to skipper the Lions on back-to-back tours since Martin Johnson in 1997/2001.