Jack Nowell, Leigh Halfpenny and Saracens trio react to Lions squad announcement
Last Updated: 20/04/17 11:11am
Watch how Jack Nowell, Leigh Halfpenny and the Saracens' British and Irish Lions contingent reacted to hearing the news of their call-ups.
Wednesday was a nail-biting day for rugby players across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as they waited to hear if they had made the British and Irish Lions squad.
Gone are the days of receiving a letter in the post, so the players and their loved ones were glued to Sky Sports News HQ as Lions manager John Spencer read out the names in alphabetical order.
There were, of course, some disappointed players who did not make the cut - but as Warren Gatland said, it is a great position to be in from a selector's point of view as they are being forced to leave some quality players out.
However, for those players who were selected, there was plenty of reasons to celebrate and the likes of Leigh Halfpenny, Jack Nowell and Saracens shared the moments they heard who had made the Lions tour.
All 10 games of the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand will be shown live on Sky Sports, starting June 3.