Eight Ireland players named in squad for British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa

By James Fenton

May 6, 2021 at 12:47pm


Warren Gatland has named eight Irish players in his squad for the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa this summer, with Johnny Sexton a notable omission.

The Ireland players named in the squad are as follows:

  • Conor Murray (Munster)
  • Bundee Aki (Connacht)
  • Robbie Henshaw (Leinster)
  • Tadhg Beirne (Munster)
  • Jack Conan (Leinster)
  • Tadhg Furlong (Leinster)
  • Iain Henderson (Ulster)
  • Andrew Porter (Leinster)

The Lions will take on the Springboks on Saturday, July 24 (Johannesburg), Saturday, July 31 (Cape Town) and Saturday, August 7 (Johannesburg). In the build-up to the three main events, they will come up against Super Rugby sides DHL Stormers, Cell C Sharks and Vodacom Bulls, as well as a South Africa Invitational XV and the South Africa 'A' side.

The squad will be captained by Welsh skipper Alun Wyn Jones.

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