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12 Wales Stars In Lions Squad

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 12:00pm

Sam Warburton captains Lions tour of New Zealand this summer.

Warren Gatland has chosen 12 players from Wales, 16 from England, 11 from Ireland and two from Scotland.

Wales back row Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand this summer.

England captain Dylan Hartley has not been selected in the 41-man squad.

Warburton, 28,  led the Lions to victory over Australia in 2013.

The tour, which runs from 3 June to 8 July, features three Tests against the All Blacks, who are world champions.

Lions squad (forwards)

Rory Best, Dan Cole, Taulupe Faletau, Tadhg Furlong, Jamie George, Iain Henderson, Maro Itoje, Alun Wyn Jones, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Jack McGrath, Ross Moriarty, Sean O'Brien, Peter O'Mahony, Ken Owens, Kyle Sinckler, CJ Stander, Justin Tipuric, Mako Vunipola, Billy Vunipola, Sam Warburton.

Lions squad (backs)

Backs: Dan Biggar, Elliot Daly, Jonathan Davies, Owen Farrell, Leigh Halfpenny, Robbie Henshaw, Stuart Hogg, Jonathan Joseph, Conor Murray, George North, Jack Nowell, Jared Payne, Jonathan Sexton, Tommy Seymour, Ben Te'o, Anthony Watson, Rhys Webb, Liam Williams, Ben Youngs

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