CONFIRMED: Warren Gatland’s son WILL face the British & Irish Lions

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is likely to face his son Bryn in the first match of their tour of New Zealand.

The 22-year-old was confirmed in the Provincial Barbarians squad on Friday.

“We have put in a lot of planning to get to this point and are looking forward to spending time as a group and see it all come together,” coach Clayton McMillan said in a statement.



“This is a huge occasion for our players and management and I know everyone is eager to get things underway and create history.”

The squad gathers on Saturday and travels to Whangarei on Sunday.

New Zealand Provincial Barbarians
Forwards: Aidan Ross (Bay of Plenty), Tolu Fahamokioa (Wellington), Sam Anderson-Heather (Otago), Andrew Makalio (Tasman), Marcel Renata (Auckland), Oliver Jager (Canterbury), Keepa Mewett (Bay of Plenty), Joshua Goodhue (Northland), James Tucker (Waikato), Mitchell Dunshea (Canterbury), Lachlan Boshier (Taranaki), Matthew Matich (Northland), Peter Rowe (Wanganui)
Backs: Jack Stratton (Canterbury), Richard Judd (Bay of Plenty), Bryn Gatland (North Harbour), Dwayne Sweeney (Waikato), Kaveinga Finau (Inga) (Canterbury), Jonah Lowe (Hawke’s Bay), Sevu Reece (Waikato), Sam Vaka (Counties Manukau), Luteru Laulala (Counties Manukau), Junior Ngaluafe (Southland)
Players unavailable due to Super Rugby commitments: Hame Haiva (Blues), Quentin Strange (Crusaders), Mitch Brown (Chiefs), Heiden Bedwell-Curtis (Crusaders), Jonathan Taumateine (Chiefs), Johnny Fa’auli (Chiefs).
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