10 facts about the British and Irish Lions squad

19 April 2017 02:09

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has named his squad for the tour to New Zealand this summer.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the facts and figures behind Gatland's side.

* G atland has selected 41 players in his squad.

* It consists of 16 English, 12 Welsh, 11 Irish and two Scottish players.

* England lock Maro Itoje is the squad's youngest player, aged 22.

* The Lions will play 10 games in New Zealand, including three Tests against the All Blacks.

* Two of the Test matches will be at Eden Park, Auckland, where New Zealand are unbeaten since 1994.

* The squad contains 25 players who will be on their first Lions tour.

* When the Lions last toured New Zealand in 2005, they lost the Test series 3-0.

* Reigning English and European champions Saracens provide six members of the squad.

* Sam Warburton becomes only the second player after Martin Johnson to captain the Lions on two different tours.

* Two players will feature on a third Lions tour - Wales internationals Leigh Halfpenny and Alun Wyn Jones.

Source: PA