Lions squad announcement: How social reacted

  • 16 England players selected in British & Irish Lions squad
  • The Lions play New Zealand in the first Test on 24th June

After months of speculation the 2017 British & Irish Lions squad was revealed earlier today. From players to pundits, we take a look at who was tweeting and sharing. Here is a round-up of the best of social media... 

The stage was set at the Hilton London Syon Park...

Earlier in the day, two of rugby's most prolific point scorers debated who should wear the Lions number 10 jersey... 

Whilst some, including former captain and four-time tourist Brian O'Driscoll, made final predictions

All ears and eyes were fixed on these seven...

Sixteen England players made the squad


The big man 


Leicester Tigers duo Ben Youngs and Dan Cole made their second tour

While Quins props Sinckler and Marler made their first 

Kyle summed it up in one word

Watson did it in three 

The Warriors watched with Big Ben...

And the Chiefs with Jack

 Here's all 16 together

Who said what?


Hows that?

Screaming Sarries 

Double bubble

Your 2017 British & Irish Lions