England powerhouse Joe Launchbury has made a classy reaction to being overlooked by Warren Gatland for his initial 41-man British & Irish Lions squad.
His club Wasps were certainly shocked, tweeting this.
All gobsmacked here that Joe Launchbury wont be with @lionsofficial. 2 motm’s in a 6 Nations winning campaign & player of the comp nominee
— Wasps (@WaspsRugby) April 19, 2017
However, the Wasps second-rower only had time to tweet congratulations to his friend and teammate Elliot Daly, who was included in Gatland’s squad.
Launchbury may yet still tour with the Lions as such a gruelling campaign, which includes 10 matches, will result in a number of injuries.
Here’s how the rest of Twitter reacted to Launchbury being overlooked…
Joe Launchbury, don’t get that at all #LionsNZ2017
— Sonja McLaughlan (@Sonjamclaughlan) April 19, 2017
Feel particularly for Joe Launchbury. He’s been magnificent for England in George Kruis’s absence yet Kruis is the man selected #LionsNZ2017
— The Pen (@thepenGW) April 19, 2017
— Matt Brewis (@MB_Brewis) April 19, 2017
Cannot believe Dylan & Joe Launchbury haven’t been picked 😦😦😦
— Tricia 🌹 (@TriciaRae66) April 19, 2017
The unluckiest? Joe Launchbury. Not entirely sure how much more he could’ve done. Otherwise, a strong & exciting 41.
— Nick Mullins (@andNickMullins) April 19, 2017
Gutted for Launchbury he couldn’t have done any more if he tried to do anymore #LionsNZ2017
— Kam (@kammykammy80) April 19, 2017
— 😴🇬🇧👨🏻 (@LazyBritishGuy) April 19, 2017