The BIG Absentees As Warren Gatland Names 37-Man British & Irish Lions Squad

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Warren Gatland has officially named his British and Irish Lions squad for South Africa with some big names missing out.

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton will not travel to South Africa with teammates James Ryan, CJ Stander and Garry Ringrose among the other high-profile omissions.

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Wales centre Jonathan Davies also misses out, as does England centre Henry Slade, prop Kyle Sinckler and number eight Billy Vunipola.

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