Welsh players hotly tipped for Lions squad

Warren Gatland
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Sam Warburton may be named as captain for the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia. The Welsh skipper has been tipped by many commentators as the most likely choice to lead the squad.

Welsh players are expected to be well-represented with the Six Nations title winners likely to have the strongest contingent.

The 37 man squad will start their tour with a warm up game against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on 1st June 2013.

They'll then fly to Australia for a series of games before the first test against Australia on 22nd June in Brisbane. The second and third tests take place on 29th June in Melbourne and 6th July in Sydney.

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Gatland names Lions team

Coach Warren Gatland has named nine Welsh players in his Lions team to face the Barbarians in Hong Kong, with another two on the bench.