Scots Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour named in British and Irish Lions squad

Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg ( Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg ( Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW WARRIORS pair Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour have been named in the British and Irish Lions squad.

They are the only Scots named in Warren Gatland’s squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.

Gatland also selected 16 England players, 12 from Wales, and 11 from Ireland.

Wales flanker Sam Warburton will lead the side, becoming only the second player, after Martin Johnson, to captain the Lions in two tours.

England captain Dylan Hartley has been left out, but there are places for Ireland full-back Jared Payne, England wing Jack Nowell and Wales back row Ross Moriarty.

Gatland said: “It was probably the hardest we have had [to pick]. We think it is the strongest squad. We are really excited with the talent and quality of the team we are taking to New Zealand.”

FULL BRITISH AND IRISH LIONS SQUAD FOR SUMMER TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND
Dan Biggar (Wales), Elliot Daly (England), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Owen Farrell (England), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Jonathan Joseph (England), Conor Murray (Ireland), George North (Wales), Jack Nowell (England), Jared Payne (Ireland), Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), Tommy Seymour (Scotland), Ben T’eo (England), Anthony Watson (England), Rhys Webb (Wales), Liam Williams (Wales), Ben Youngs (England), Rory Best (Ireland), Dan Cole (England), Taulupe Faletau (Wales), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Jamie George (England), Iain Henderson (Ireland), Maro Itoje (England), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), George Kruis (England), Courtney Lawes (England), Joe Marler (England), Jack McGrath (Ireland), Ross Moriarty (Wales), Sean O’Brien (Ireland), Peter O’Mahony (Ireland), Ken Owens (Wales), Kyle Sinckler (England), CJ Stander (Ireland), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Mako Vunipola (England), Billy Vunipola (England), Sam Warburton (Wales, capt).

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