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Host of Lions named in Scotland and Wales squads

Host of Lions named in Scotland and Wales squads

A total of 15 British & Irish Lions have been named in the November squads released by Scotland and Wales today.

Head Coaches Warren Gatland and Gregor Townsend released their selections for the November Tests this afternoon.

2013 and 2017 Lions Tour captain Sam Warburton and nine-times Test capped Lion Alun Wyn Jones were among the 11 Lions named in Gatland’s Wales squad.

2013 and 2017 Players of the Series Leigh Halfpenny and Jonathan Davies were also included, along with Ken Owens, Justin Tipuric, Dan Lydiate, Taulupe Faletau, Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Alex Cuthbert and Liam Williams.

Five uncapped players were named while 2009 and 2013 Lions star Jamie Roberts was among those to miss out, though Gatland made clear that the door remained open in future squads for those who had not made the cut for November.

Four Lions – Ross Ford, Stuart Hogg, Finn Russell and Tommy Seymour -were named in the Scotland squad.

Starting on 11 November, Wales will face Australia, Georgia and New Zealand over the three weekends. Scotland will play Samoa, New Zealand and Australia over the same three-week period.

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