Three Lions for Scotland

There will be three Scots on the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Hong Kong and Australia.

Full-back Stuart Hogg, wing Sean Maitland and lock Richie Gray are among the 37 strong squad that will face the Barbarians in Hong Kong before heading to Australia where there are three Tests and a provincial campaign.

Hogg and Maitland (both Glasgow Warriors) and Gray (Sale Sharks) gave their reaction to their selection at a special Scottish Rugby brunch at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow this lunchtime.

We caught up with the three players and you can see their interviews here.

British and Irish Lions squad:

Fullbacks:  Leigh Halfpenny (Wales, Cardiff Blues), Stuart Hogg (Scotland, Glasgow Warriors) and Rob Kearney (Ireland, Leinster).        

Wings: Tommy Bowe (Ireland, Ulster), Alex Cuthbert (Wales, Cardiff Blues), Sean Maitland (Scotland, Glasgow Warriors) and George North (Wales, Scarlets).       

Centres: Jonathan Davies (Wales, Scarlets), Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland, Leinster), Jamie Roberts (Wales, Cardiff Blues) and Manusamoa Tuilagi (England, Leicester Tigers).

Outside halves: Owen Farrell (England, Saracens), Jonathan Sexton (Ireland, Leinster)
Scrum halves: Conor Murray (Ireland, Munster), Mike Phillips (Wales, Bayonne) and Ben Youngs (England, Leicester Tigers).

Props: Dan Cole (England, Leicester Tigers), Cian Healy (Ireland, Leinster), Gethin Jenkins (Wales, Toulon), Adam Jones (Wales, Ospreys), Matt Stevens (England, Saracens) and Mako Vunipola (England, Saracens).

Hookers: Dylan Hartley (England, Northampton Saints), Richard Hibbard (Wales, Ospreys) and Tom Youngs (England, Leicester Tigers).

Second rows: Ian Evans (Wales, Ospreys), Richie Gray (Scotland, Sale Sharks), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales, Ospreys), Paul O'Connell (Ireland, Munster) and Geoff Parling (England, Leicester Tigers).

Back rows: Tom Croft (England, Leicester Tigers), Toby Faletau (Wales, Newport Gwent Dragons), Jamie Heaslip (Ireland, Leinster), Dan Lydiate (Wales, Newport Gwent Dragons), Sean O'Brien (Ireland, Leinster), Justin Tipuric (Wales, Ospreys) and Sam Warburton (Wales, Cardiff Blues) captain.

Match schedule:

Saturday 1 Jun 12:30 Barbarians v British & Irish Lions Hong Kong Stadium

Wednesday 5 June 2013 11:00 Western Force v British & Irish Lions Patersons Stadium

Saturday 8 June 2013 10:30 Queensland Reds v British & Irish Lions, Suncorp Stadium

Tuesday 11 June 2013 10:30 Comb NSW-Queensland Country v British & Irish Lions Hunter Stadium

Saturday 15 June 2013 10:30 NSW Waratahs v British & Irish Lions Allianz Stadium

Tuesday 18 June 2013 10:30 ACT Brumbies v British & Irish Lions Canberra Stadium

Saturday 22 June 2013 11:00 Australia v British & Irish Lions Suncorp Stadium

Tuesday 25 June 2013 10:30 Melbourne Rebels v British & Irish Lions AAMI Park

Saturday 29 June 2013 11:00 Australia v British & Irish Lions Etihad Stadium

Saturday 6 July 2013 11:00 Australia v British & Irish Lions ANZ Stadium