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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North back in Lions starting XV for Hurricanes clash

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Warren Gatland has named the Lions team to face the Hurricanes in Wellington on Tuesday.

Welsh players George North, Dan Biggar and Justin Tipuric make the starting line up.

Kristian Dacey, Tom Francis, Cory Hill and Gareth Davies all start on the bench.

Irishman Rory Best captains the side as they look to bounce back from their 30 - 15 defeat in the first test against the All Blacks on Saturday.

We are obviously hugely disappointed with the result on Saturday but it is important to regroup.

We know there are a lot of players motivated to go out and get a result for the whole group.

A few players put their hands up for selection from the Chiefs game and played their way into the Test team, so they know that there is another opportunity for them on Tuesday against the Super Rugby champions.

– Warren Gatland, British and Irish Lions Head Coach

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