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Alex Corbisiero

Nationality:
Prop
Alex Corbisiero
International Record
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The Northampton-bound prop was preparing for England's Test series in Argentina when he got the call to join the Lions squad.Full Profile

Ryan Grant

Nationality:
Prop
Ryan Grant
International Record
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The Scotland prop was perhaps a surprise omission from the original touring party after a stellar RBS Six Nations campaign.Full Profile

Dan Cole

Nationality:
Prop
Dan Cole
International Record
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The Leicester Tigers tighthead has established himself as the key man in the England pack over the course of the past three years.Full Profile

Cian Healy

Nationality:
Prop
Cian Healy
International Record
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The Ireland prop's Six Nations might have been ruined by suspension, however there was little doubt that he would be part of the Lions squad.Full Profile

Gethin Jenkins

Nationality: Welsh
Prop
Gethin Jenkins
International Record
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The veteran prop joins an elite band of Welshmen to take part in three Lions tours having been part of the 2005 and 2009 squads.Full Profile

Adam Jones

Nationality: Welsh
Prop
Adam Jones
International Record
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The 32-year-old proved himself to be one of the world's leading tighthead props during the 2009 tour to the Lions.Full Profile

Matt Stevens

Nationality:
Prop
Matt Stevens
International Record
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A shock inclusion in the tour party, Stevens had retired from international rugby in 2012.Full Profile

Mako Vunipola

Nationality:
Loose Head Prop
Mako Vunipola
International Record
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The England and Saracens prop joins his cousin Toby Faletau in the squad after an outstanding 12 months.Full Profile

Rory Best

Nationality:
Hooker
Rory Best
International Record
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Ireland hooker Best was a late addition to the squad following Dylan Hartley's suspension for his red card in the Aviva Premiership final.Full Profile

Richard Hibbard

Nationality:
Hooker
Richard Hibbard
International Record
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The Wales hooker is one of the players who gatecrashed the touring squad after a superb Six Nations.Full Profile

Tom Youngs

Nationality:
Hooker
Tom Youngs
International Record
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The older of the two Youngs brothers - the 14th siblings to represent the Lions - has enjoyed an unconventional route to the Lions.Full Profile

Ian Evans

Nationality:
Lock
Ian Evans
International Record
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The Ospreys lock played his way into the Lions squad after a stellar Six Nations campaign.Full Profile

Richie Gray

Nationality:
Lock
Richie Gray
International Record
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It is easy to forget that the Scotland lock is just 23 years old such has been his impact.Full Profile

Alun-Wyn Jones

Nationality: Welsh
Lock
Alun Wyn Jones
International Record
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The 27-year-old returns to Lions action four years after forming an impressive partnership with Paul O'Connell.Full Profile

Paul O'Connell

Nationality: Irish
Lock
Paul O'Connell
International Record
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The Munsterman will look to extend his run of six successive Tests when the Lions arrive in Australia.Full Profile

Geoff Parling

Nationality:
Lock
Geoff Parling
International Record
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The England lock is one of five players from the Leicester Tigers that will be touring with the Lions.Full Profile

Tom Croft

Nationality:
Flanker
Tom Croft
International Record
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Croft's inclusion in the Lions touring party caps an amazing comeback for the England flanker, who had feared for his career after suffering a serious neck injury.Full Profile

Toby Faletau

Nationality:
Back Row
Toby Faletau
International Record
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Faletau is from an impressive rugby background - with his dad, uncle and cousins all making names for themselves.Full Profile

Jamie Heaslip

Nationality: Irish
No 8
Jamie Heaslip
International Record
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The Ireland captain was one of five players who played every minute of the three Tests in South Africa in 2009.Full Profile

Dan Lydiate

Nationality:
Flanker
Dan Lydiate
International Record
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There was a worry that blindside flanker Lydiate could miss the Lions tour after ankle and hamstring injuries left him sidelined for six months.Full Profile

Sean O'Brien

Nationality:
No 8
Sean O'Brien
International Record
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The highly-talented O'Brien can play across the back-row but he has made the Ireland No 7 shirt his own in recent times.Full Profile

Justin Tipuric

Nationality:
Back Row
Justin Tipuric
International Record
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The Ospreys flanker has enjoyed a battle with Wales captain Sam Warburton for the No 7 jersey since his debut in 2011.Full Profile

Sam Warburton

Nationality:
Back Row
Sam Warburton
International Record
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Warburton becomes the first Welshman since Phil Bennett in 1977 to skipper the Lions - and only the fourth-ever.Full Profile

Leigh Halfpenny

Nationality: Welsh
Full Back
Leigh Halfpenny
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Cardiff Blues back Halfpenny was the star of the RBS Six Nations for Wales, scoring 74 points in total.Full Profile

Stuart Hogg

Nationality:
Full Back
Stuart Hogg
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The 20-year-old has been rewarded for his stellar form over the past 12 months with a place on the plane to Australia.Full Profile

Rob Kearney

Nationality: Irish
Full Back
Rob Kearney
International Record
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The Irishman is set for his second Lions tour, having been part of the 2009 squad.Full Profile

Shane Williams

Nationality: Wales
Winger
Shane Williams Lions 2005
International Record
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A shock call-up to the tour, Williams was handed his chance to provide cover for one game only.Full Profile

Christian Wade

Nationality:
Winger
British and Irish Lions Christian Wade
International Record
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The England winger must have thought his Lions chance had gone when Simon Zebo was called up as a replacement ahead of him.Full Profile

Tommy Bowe

Nationality: Irish
Winger
Tommy Bowe
International Record
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Bowe was one of the standout performers during the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa.Full Profile

Simon Zebo

Nationality:
Winger
Simon Zebo
International Record
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The highly-rated winger has been added to the Lions squad as cover after compatriot Tommy Bowe suffered a hand injury.Full Profile

Alex Cuthbert

Nationality:
Winger
Alex Cuthbert
International Record
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Wales winger Cuthbert virtually sealed his place in the Lions squad with his match-winning performance against England in the Six Nations.Full Profile

Sean Maitland

Nationality:
Winger
Sean Maitland
International Record
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The winger, along with Dylan Hartley and Mako Vunipola, becomes the latest New Zealand-born player to represent the Lions - emulating Arthur O'Brien, Pat McEvedy and Riki Flutey.Full Profile

George North

Nationality:
Winger
George North
International Record
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The Wales winger may have just turned 21 but he has already written himself into the record books several times.Full Profile

Brad Barritt

Nationality:
Centre
British and Irish Lions Brad Barritt
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The tough-tackling England centre was another player who was unlucky not to make the original touring party.Full Profile

Billy Twelvetrees

Nationality:
Centre
Billy Twelvetrees
International Record
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The versatile England international joins up as cover for the Lions due to injuries in the backs division.Full Profile

Jonathan Davies

Nationality:
Centre
Jonathan Davies
International Record
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The Scarlets centre has been a key cog in Wales' success in recent years.Full Profile

Brian O'Driscoll

Nationality: Irish
Centre
Brian O'Driscoll
International Record
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The 'daddy' of the 2013 squad, O'Driscoll will be appearing on his fourth Lions tour.Full Profile

Jamie Roberts

Nationality: Welsh
Centre
Jamie Roberts
International Record
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Roberts will be looking to recapture his form from the 2009 tour to South Africa, with the Wales centre having been named the Lions Player of the Series.Full Profile

Manu Tuilagi

Nationality:
Centre
Manu Tuilagi
International Record
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Had an appeal against his deportation failed, the story could have been so different for the youngest of the Tuilagi clan.Full Profile

Owen Farrell

Nationality:
Fly Half
Owen Farrell
International Record
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The England fly-half will create history alongside defence coach Andy Farrell on the tour by becoming the first father-and-son to tour with the Lions.Full Profile

Jonny Sexton

Nationality:
Fly Half
Jonathan Sexton
International Record
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Another player who has recovered from injury to take his place on the plane to Australia.Full Profile

Conor Murray

Nationality:
Scrum Half
Conor Murray
International Record
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Just three years ago Murray was preparing to play for Garryowen FC in the Irish Cup final and Munster A in the British and Irish Cup final - now the combative No 9 is in line to tackle Australia.Full Profile

Mike Phillips

Nationality:
Scrum Half
Mike Phillips
International Record
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The Wales scrum-half will be looking to end his disappointing run against the Wallabies, with Phillips losing all nine of his previous encounters.Full Profile

Ben Youngs

Nationality:
Scrum Half
Ben Youngs
International Record
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The 23-year-old England scrum-half has already been on winning sides against Australia twice during his 33-cap career.Full Profile