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2017 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand

Twelve Welsh players have been named in Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions squad for their tour of New Zealand in the summer.

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Lions squad perform Welsh hymn in wonderful cultural exchange on arrival in New Zealand

The British and Irish Lions rugby squad have performed a rendition of the Welsh hymn Calon Lan as they touched down in New Zealand.

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They were greeted by a Maori group who performed a traditional welcome ceremony for the squad.

In response, players and coaches belted out the hymn and firm rugby favourite.

Wales Full Back Leigh Halfpenny also tweeted what appears to be a rehearsal on board the flight:

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The squad includes 16 Englishmen, 11 Irishmen, 12 Welshmen and two Scots.

Their first game of the tour is on 3 June.

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