- 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
Finally Lions decision day is here. I'm going 14 English, 11 Padraigs, 11 Welsh & 2 Scots....— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) April 19, 2017
All ears and eyes were fixed on these seven...
Sixteen England players made the squad
The big man
As well this super six from Sarries
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
Wow— Kyle Sinckler (@KyleSinckler) April 19, 2017
Watson did it in three
It's all mad...— Anthony Watson (@anthonywatson_) April 19, 2017
The Warriors watched with Big Ben...
And the Chiefs with Jack
The moment @officialexeterchiefs and @englandrugby star @jacknowell found out he was in the @britishandirishlions squad #allforone #lionsnz2017 #lions #lionsrugby #exeterchiefs #jacknowell #rugby #allblacks
Here's all 16 together
Who said what?
Audible gasp when Jonathan Joseph was (rightly) named in Lions squad. Ross Moriarty and Jared Payne other names who'd slipped under radar— Owain Jones (@OwainJTJones) April 19, 2017
Those back-row options are so, so good. All sorts of combinations, covering all bases – lineout, breakdown and gain-line. Exciting.— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) April 19, 2017
Lions 2017 squad announced! "Good balance of pace, power & X factor" An exciting squad no doubt what do we all think?— ugo monye (@ugomonye) April 19, 2017