Joe Schmidt & Eddie Jones React To Warren Gatland’s Shocking Lions Call Ups
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Wales’ Cory Hill, Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davies and Tomas Francis joined the squad this afternoon following their Test against Tonga in Auckland last night.
Rather than look at calling up the likes of Joe Launchbury, Simon Zebo, Dyland Hartley or even Cian Healy, Gatland has shocked everyone by simply picking a bunch of Welsh lads because they were in the country.
Gatland has been hugely criticised by pundits, fans and former players for his actions, with England boss Eddie Jones and Ireland boss Joe Schmidt also far from impressed.
Eddie Jones on Gatland's decision not to call on any England players in Argentina: "It's only a 13-hour trip from here to New Zealand."
— TheRugbyPaper (@TheRugbyPaper) June 17, 2017
Joe Schmidt confirms zero Irish call-ups. "That's the Lions prerogative but the decisions appear to have been made by proximity."
— Gavin Cummiskey (@Cumoski) June 17, 2017