Dylan Hartley is set to miss out on selection for the Lions
The hooker had led England to back-to-back Six Nations titles
Wales’ Sam Warburton is set to be confirmed as captain
England captain Dylan Hartley is set to miss out on selection for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.
Head coach Warren Gatland and his coaches met for a final selection meeting on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s announcement.
And despite leading England to back-to-back Six Nations titles, the BBC had reported that Hartley will be overlooked for one of the three hooker spots.
England teammate and understudy Jamie George meanwhile will be selected with Ireland captain Rory Best and Wales hooker Ken Owens completing the trio.
Lions coach Warren Gatland will confirm his squad at Midday tomorrow .