Lions squad announcement date set for April 30
The Lions squad to tour Australia will be named by Head Coach Warren Gatland on April 30, MSN can reveal.
Warren Gatland has a little more time before naming his squad
It’s still to be decided how many players will be included in the initial squad but it’s most likely to be 35 or 36.
The timing of the announcement gives Gatland the chance to watch players who will be in the Heineken Cup semi-finals the weekend before but doesn’t leave much time before the first tour match against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on Saturday 1st June.
Players will have no idea who is selected before hand and like the fans will find out through live streams on the MSN Sport website, Sky Sports and Talksport.
The Captain will be the only one to know of his selection before the official announcement because he has to be there on the day.