Keith Earls, Simon Zebo, Gary Ringrose, Jamie Heaslip and Donnacha Ryan have missed out on a call up to the Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer.
11 Irish players have been included among them are Jared Payne , Robbie Henshaw , Conor Murray, Johnny Sexton, Rory Best, Jack McGrath, Tadgh Furlong, CJ Stander, Iain Henderson, Peter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien are all included.
Sam Warburton has been confirmed as the Captain.
BRITISH AND IRISH LIONS SQUAD FOR SUMMER RUGBY UNION TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND.
(Irish Players In Bold)
Dan Biggar (Wales), Elliot Daly (England), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Owen Farrell (England), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Jonathan Joseph (England), Conor Murray (Ireland), George North (Wales), Jack Nowell (England), Jared Payne (Ireland), Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), Tommy Seymour (Scotland), Ben T’eo (England), Anthony Watson (England), Rhys Webb (Wales), Liam Williams (Wales), Ben Youngs (England), Rory Best (Ireland), Dan Cole (England), Taulupe Faletau (Wales), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Jamie George (England), Iain Henderson (Ireland), Maro Itoje (England), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), George Kruis (England), Courtney Lawes (England), Joe Marler (England), Jack McGrath (Ireland), Ross Moriarty (Wales), Sean O’Brien (Ireland), Peter O’Mahony (Ireland), Ken Owens (Wales), Kyle Sinckler (England), CJ Stander (Ireland), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Mako Vunipola (England), Billy Vunipola (England), Sam Warburton (Wales, capt).