Hogg and Seymour named in British & Irish Lions squad for NZ tour

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors backs Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seyour were today named in the 41-man British & Irish Lions touring squad bound for New Zealand this summer.

Sam Warburton of Cardiff Blues and Wales will lead the Lions for a second consecutive Tour, an honour only ever achieved once before by Martin Johnson in 1997 and 2001.

Warburton will be supported by a number of former Lions with two players on their third and 14 on their second Tour. The squad consists of 22 forwards and 19 backs (16 Englishmen, 12 Welshmen, 11 Irishmen and two Scots) with Saracens lock/back-row Maro Itoje the youngest player at the age of 22.

Tommy Seymour said: "I still can't believe it. I want to play in as many games as possible but I'll be trageting the games against New Zealand.

"It hasn't sunk in yet, it's an amazing feeling."

Stuart Hogg, added: "There are a few boys I'm looking forward to playing with. The back three selection is very exciting"

 

2017 British & Irish Lions squad

Backs:

  • Dan Biggar - Ospreys, Wales
  • Elliot Daly - Wasps, England
  • Jonathan Davies - Scarlets, Wales, Lions #778
  • Owen Farrell - Saracens, England, Lions #780
  • Leigh Halfpenny - Toulon, Wales, Lions #775
  • Robbie Henshaw - Leinster Rugby, Ireland
  • Stuart Hogg - Glasgow Warriors, Scotland, Lions #783
  • Jonathan Joseph - Bath Rugby, England
  • Conor Murray - Munster Rugby, Ireland, Lions #790
  • George North - Northampton Saints, Wales, Lions #792
  • Jack Nowell - Exeter Chiefs, England
  • Jared Payne - Ulster Rugby, Ireland
  • Jonathan Sexton - Leinster Rugby, Ireland, Lions #791
  • Tommy Seymour - Glasgow Warriors, Scotland
  • Ben Te'o - Worcester Warriors, England
  • Anthony Watson - Bath Rugby, England
  • Rhys Webb - Ospreys, Wales
  • Liam Williams - Scarlets, Wales
  • Ben Youngs - Leicester Tigers, England, Lions #799


Forwards:

  • Rory Best - Ulster Rugby, Ireland, Lions #793
  • Dan Cole - Leicester Tigers, England, Lions #794
  • Taulupe Faletau - Bath Rugby, Wales, Lions #779
  • Tadhg Furlong - Leinster Rugby, Ireland
  • Jamie George - Saracens, England
  • Iain Henderson - Ulster Rugby, Ireland
  • Maro Itoje - Saracens, England
  • Alun Wyn Jones - Ospreys, Wales, Lions #761
  • George Kruis - Saracens, England
  • Courtney Lawes - Northampton Saints, England
  • Joe Marler - Harlequins, England
  • Jack McGrath - Leinster Rugby, Ireland
  • Ross Moriarty - Gloucester Rugby, Wales
  • Sean O'Brien - Leinster Rugby, Ireland, Lions #796
  • Peter O'Mahony - Munster Rugby, Ireland
  • Ken Owens - Scarlets, Wales
  • Kyle Sinckler - Harlequins, England
  • CJ Stander - Munster Rugby, Ireland
  • Justin Tipuric - Ospreys, Wales, Lions #786
  • Mako Vunipola - Saracens, England, Lions #787
  • Billy Vunipola - Saracens, England
  • Sam Warburton CAPTAIN - Cardiff Blues, Wales, Lions #800