Stevens thrilled with Lions call

Bath prop Matt Stevens is still coming to terms with his British & Irish Lions selection after an amazing season. [more]

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Bath prop Matt Stevens is still coming to terms with his British & Irish Lions selection after an amazing season.

The English representation in Sir Clive Woodward’s squad includes eight players who did not start a game in this season’s Six Nations Championship, plus a crop of young forwards like Andrew Sheridan, Andy Titterrell and Matt Stevens.

"Selection for the Lions is the pinnacle of any rugby player’s career, and I am so happy to be going," said Bath prop Stevens.

"It has been a whirlwind season for me to date. To go from England A squad involvement to full England selection and now this is incredible.

"It will take some sinking in."

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Meanwhile, Saracens star Richard Hill, who has only just started his comeback following long-term injury problems, is thrilled to have the opportunity of a third Lions tour.

"It is always a great honour to be selected for the Lions, but I appreciate that there is still a lot of hard work ahead of me," said Hill.

"I’ve got to get a lot of match fitness under my belt."

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