Warren Gatland on Lions' tour of South Africa: 'It's incredibly special'

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British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has named a 37-man squad for the 2021 tour to South Africa. Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones is in as captain, but Kyle Sinckler, Jonathan Davies, Garry Ringrose and Josh Navidi are all notable absentees from the expanded squad. Gatland said he wanted to get the balance of the team right, aiming for a squad ‘that’s going to be incredibly competitive and also play some good rugby and look to improve as the tour goes on’. Talking about the tour, Gatland added: ‘I think the Lions is unique, it’s incredibly special and I want this brand to continue to thrive and to go on and to be a huge part of the rugby community.’

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Guardian Sport May 6, 2021 - 9:46 PM