Wales head coach Warren Gatland was the Lions’ head coach, and their tour captain was Sam Warburton. The tour started in Hong Kong with a match against the Barbarians before moving on to Australia for the main tour featuring six provincial matches and three tests.
Captain(s): Sam Warburton (2017 tour)
Lions (Super Rugby) The Lions (known as the Emirates Lions for sponsorship reasons) are a South African professional rugby union team from Johannesburg who compete in the Super Rugby competition. They were previously known as the Cats between the 1998 and 2006 seasons. They had varied results in the competition,
Coach(es): Swys de Bruin
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland insists he is in no rush to pick his captain for this summer’s tour.
Alias: Lion, Captain, The King of the Animals
Leading the Lions out at Eden Park for the first Test against the All Blacks while tour captain Sam Warburton sits on the bench is another twist in an unusual two-year period that started in agony. In October 2015, O’Mahony could have been forgiven for thinking his rugby career was over.
Lion is the captain of Noah’s Ark and is determined to search for dry land during the great flood for the safety of all the passengers on the Ark. Lion is desperate to keep his captain position on the Ark and is not afraid to kill or injure others to keep it that way.
Feb 14, 2017 · Rory Best (Ireland) The hooker missed Ireland’s romp in Italy due to illness, but he has shown impressive leadership qualities since assuming the captaincy ahead of last year’s Six Nations.
British and Irish Lions 2017: Sam Warburton captain, Dylan Hartley out. Coach Warren Gatland has chosen 16 England players, 12 from Wales, 11 from Ireland and two from Scotland. The tour, which runs from 3 June to 8 July, features three Tests against the All Blacks, who are world champions.
As Lions coach, Warren Gatland will have many difficult decisions to make over the coming months, but none more challenging than the selection of the man to captain the side in Australia.
British and Irish Lions 2017: Peter O’Mahony captains side against New Zealand. Wales flanker Sam Warburton, made tour captain by head coach Warren Gatland, will be on the bench at Eden Park. Welshman Liam Williams and England’s Elliot Daly are surprise inclusions in the back three, alongside another Englishman, Anthony Watson.
Sylvian Mahuza will captain a young Lions side in the first pre-season friendly of 2019. Mahuza is the most experienced player in the squad that will travel to Pretoria – with 31 Super Rugby caps …
Absolutely. There’s not much point in having a Lions tour if it’s essentially going to be one of the home nations on the field. If it was 10 Irish starters I’d still feel the same. I was drawn to the Lions because it was supposed to be the best of the home nations all brought together.