The 3 players Warren Gatland CUT from his 2017 Lions squad

#3. Dylan Hartley (England)

Ross Moriarty, Jared Payne and Tommy Seymour all received surprise call-ups, while Ken Owens and Rory Best were both included ahead of Hartley.

‘Dylan’s definitely one of the players who’s been unlucky; it’s probably not the best thing to be an England captain in a Lions year,’ said Gatland.

‘You’ve got to feel for him – he missed out in 2013 having been selected and he’ s unlucky to have missed out this time.”

DID YOU KNOW? Hartley was born one of three boys (his brothers are Blair and Alex) in Rotorua, a largely rural area in northern New Zealand



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