British and Irish Lions squad: Alun Wyn Jones named captain as Billy Vunipola is LEFT OUT by Warren Gatland

THE British and Irish Lions squad to tour South Africa this summer has been announced and there's no room for England's Billy Vunipola.

Warren Gatland's team famously played out a series draw in New Zealand four years ago and will look to go one better against the Springboks.

Last time the Lions faced South Africa back in 2009 they suffered a 2-1 series defeat, but they were victorious in the previous series there, winning 2-1 in 1997.

There had been speculation that the tour could be moved to the UK or Australia over Covid concerns but it is currently scheduled to go ahead as originally planned.

Lions squad

Backs: Josh Adams (Wales), Bundee Aki (Ireland), Dan Biggar (Wales), Elliot Daly (England), Gareth Davies (Wales), Owen Farrell (England), Chris Harris (Scotland), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Conor Murray (Ireland), Ali Price (Scotland), Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales), Finn Russell (Scotland), Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland), Anthony Watson (England), Liam Williams (Wales)

Forwards: Tadhg Beirne (Ireland), Jack Conan (Ireland), Luke Cowan-Dickie (England), Tom Curry (England), Zander Fagerson (Scotland), Taulupe Faletau (Wales), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Jamie George (England), Iain Henderson (Ireland), Jonny Hill (England), Maro Itoje (England), Alun Wyn Jones (c) (Wales), Wyn Jones (Wales), Courtney Lawes (England), Ken Owens (Wales), Andrew Porter (Ireland), Sam Simmonds (England), Rory Sutherland (Scotland), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Mako Vunipola (England), Hamish Watson (Scotland)

What TV channel is the Lions squad announcement on and can I live stream it?

  • The Lions tour is live on Sky Sports.
  • To stream it live, head to your Sky Go account.
  • Non-Sky Sports subscribers can watch each test with a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.

Who is the Lions captain?

Alun Wyn Jones has been named the Lions captain. The second row was also Warren Gatland's captain with Wales.

British and Irish Lions fixtures

Find all the British and Irish Lions fixtures here

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