When is the Lions squad announcement? Warren Gatland confirms - Ruck

When is the Lions squad announcement? Warren Gatland confirms

When is the Lions squad announcement? Warren Gatland will confirm his 36-man travelling party to. face the Springboks on 6 May.

The lack of travel across multiple times zones to get to South Africa, allied with the Lions not having a midweek match leading into the first Test next July, were the reasons why Gatland said his squad number would be reduced, adding that the forwards/backs split could potentially be 20/15. 

Gatland’s original 41-strong squad in 2017, which consisted of 16 players from England, twelve from Wales, eleven from Ireland and two from Scotland, was made up of 22 forwards and 19 backs. 

When is the Lions squad announcement?

6th May, 2021

Lions Tour 2021 fixtures and TV channel

  • Saturday, June 26… Japan… Murrayfield… Sky Sports… KO TBC
  • Saturday July 3… Stormers… Cape Town… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 7… South Africa Invitational… Port Elizabeth… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Saturday, July 10… Sharks… Durban… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 14… South Africa A… Mbombela… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Saturday, July 17… Bulls… Pretoria… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Saturday, July 24… South Africa… Johannesburg… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Saturday, July 31… South Africa… Cape Town… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Saturday, August 7… South Africa… Johannesburg… Sky Sports… KO 7pm

ODDS: British & Irish Lions Most Likely Starting XV for tour opener…

Odds are accurate on Monday, 19th March, 2pm, and are subject to change in the run up to the tour. 

LIONS XV – BASED ON THE CURRENT ODDS

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland) – 1/7
  • 14. Jonny May (England) – 1/10
  • 11. Josh Adams (Wales) – 1/7
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CENTRES:

  • 13. Jonathan Davies (Wales) – 4/7
  • 12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland) – 1/9
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