Huge Blow For Warren Gatland As Wales Star Ruled Out Of The Lions Tour

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Lions head coach Warren Gatland has been dealt a huge blow ahead of his squad announcement next week with George North ruled out of the tour with a knee injury.

North has been in excellent form this season, playing at outside centre for Wales making him an excellent candidate to travel with his versatility.

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The 29-year-old has traveled on the last two tours, playing a key role in 2013 as the Lions secured a series victory against Australia.

North ruptured his ACL last weekend and looks set to be sidelined for around 6-9 months. His injury may open the door for someone like Garry Ringrose or Keith Earls, depending on where Gatland was hoping to use him.