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Sexton Injury Issues The Main Reason For Lions Exclusion Says Gatland

May 6, 2021 17:05 By brendan
Sexton Injury Issues The Main Reason For Lions Exclusion Says Gatland Sexton Injury Issues The Main Reason For Lions Exclusion Says Gatland
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Lions head coach Warren Gatland didn’t feel Jonathan Sexton would be able for the rigours of a tour of South Africa.

 

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The Ireland captain’s name was a high profile omission from the squad of 37 named by Gatland today.

 

Eight Ireland players are included, with first-time Lions Bundee Aki, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan and Andrew Porter among them.

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But there was no James Ryan, nor his Leinster teammate Garry Ringrose.

 

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Gatland has been explaining Sexton’s absence.

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