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“I’m furious” – Lions boss Warren Gatland furious after team leaked

Warren Gatland has revealed change the way he announces his Lions XV after his teamfor the First Test against South Africa was leaked.

Gatland had been due to announce his team to the public on Thursday but it was reported by the Times on Tuesday evening.

“I’m furious. I don’t know how that happened,” he said.

“It wasn’t a 100 per cent right. Obviously someone has leaked that out, whether that is on purpose or accidentally or someone has betrayed someone’s trust – whether that’s a player or a staff member.

“So, what I’ll do next week is just name the team to the players and name the team to the press straight away.”

SOUTH AFRICA v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

15. Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs, Scotland) #783

14. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, England) #816

13. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) #822

12. Robbie Henshaw (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #824

11. Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) #841

10. Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints, Wales) #821

9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) #843

1. Wyn Jones (Scarlets, Wales) #842

2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, England) #851

3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #818

4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, England) #825

5. Alun Wyn Jones – captain (Ospreys, Wales) #761

6. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, England) #826

7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, England) #853

8.Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #839

Replacements:

16. Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales) #829

17. Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) #840

18. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, England) #814

19. Tadhg Beirne (Munster Rugby, Ireland) #838

20. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland) #847

21. Conor Murray (Munster Rugby, Ireland) #790

22. Owen Farrell (Saracens, England) #780

23. Liam Williams (Scarlets, Wales) #833

Saturday 24 July 2021

Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Kick-off: 5pm (BST)

EDITORS PICKS:

Lions star-studded alternative XV

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Liam Williams (Wales)
  • 14. Josh Adams (Wales)
  • 11. Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales)

CENTRES:

  • 13. Chris Harris (Scotland)
  • 12. Owen Farrell (England)

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