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RugbyU: Lions squad for tour of Australia

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The British and Irish 2013 Lions squad announced on Tuesday for the upcoming tour of Australia:

Backs

Full-backs: Leigh Halfpenny (WAL), Stuart Hogg (SCO), Rob Kearney (IRL);

Wings: Tommy Bowe (IRL), Alex Cuthbert (WAL), Sean Maitland (SCO), George North (WAL);

Centres: Jonathan Davies (WAL), Brian O'Driscoll (IRL), Jamie Roberts (Wales), Manu Tuilagi (England)

Fly-halves Owen Farrell (ENG), Jonathan Sexton (IRL)

Scrum-halves: Conor Murray (IRL), Mike Phillips (WAL), Ben Youngs (ENG)

Forwards:

Back-rows

Sam Warburton (WAL, capt), Justin Tipuric (WAL), Sean O'Brien (IRL), Dan Lydiate (WAL), Jamie Heaslip (IRL), Toby Faletau (WAL), Tom Croft (ENG)

Locks: Geoff Parling (ENG), Paul O'Connell (IRL), Alun-Wyn Jones (WAL), Richie Gray (SCO), Ian Evans (WAL)

Props: Dan Cole (ENG), Cian Healy (IRL), Gethin Jenkins (WAL), Adam Jones (WAL), Mako Vunipola (ENG), Matt Stevens (ENG)

Hookers: Tom Youngs (ENG), Richard Hibbard (WAL), Dylan Hartley (ENG)

Fixtures (all times GMT)

Jun 01: v Barbarians, Hong Kong (1130)

Jun 05: v Western Force, Perth (1000)

Jun 08: v Queensland Reds, Brisbane, (0930)

Jun 11: v Combined New South Wales-Queensland Country, Newcastle (0930)

Jun 15: v NSW Waratahs, Sydney (0930)

Jun 22: v AUSTRALIA, 1ST TEST, BRISBANE (1000)

Jun 25: v Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne (0930)

Jun 29: v AUSTRALIA, 2ND TEST, Melbourne (1000)

Jul 06: v AUSTRALIA, 3RD TEST, Sydney (1000)

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