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Bundee Aki becomes a lion

May 6, 2021 13:05 By Sean McCaffrey
Bundee Aki becomes a lion Bundee Aki becomes a lion
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Johnny Sexton misses out as 8 Irish players named on Lions team

Following a prolonged announcement Ireland will have 8 players on the 37 man panel, but there is no place for Johnny Sexton who continues to recover from a head injury picked up when playing for Leinster. The 8 Irish who have claimed a spot are Bundee Ak1, Robbie Henshaw, Conor Murray, Tadgh Berine, Jack Conan, Tadgh Furlong, Ian Henderson and Andrew Porter.

Welsh lock Alun Wyn Jones will captain the side and he says he's immensely proud to have been given the armband by head coach Warren Gatland

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The lions will get their South African tour underway on Saturday the 3rd of July against DHL Stormers in Cape Town and will face the host side on July 24th in the first of 3 encounters.

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