Louis Rees-Zammit’s Live Reaction To Being Named A Lion Is What Rugby Is All About


At just 20 years and 93 days old, Wales and Gloucester winger Louis Rees-Zammit became the youngest Lion since 1959 when he was named in Warren Gatland’s squad on Thursday.

The youngster has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the last year, starring in the Six Nations as Wales went on to claim an unlikely championship with wins over the likes of Scotland, England, and Ireland.

We’ve already seen what it meant to teammate Chris Harris and Rees-Zammit was no different when his name was called out.

The 20-year-old was visibly emotional as his Gloucester teammates swarmed him with congratulations.

“I can’t even put into words how it feels. It’s been a mad year and I’m so delighted,” Rees-Zammit said afterward.

“It is an absolute honour. I’ve only been playing international rugby for seven or eight months and now this has happened.

“I was so nervous. I was sweating so much. My name came up and everyone started jumping on me. It was an amazing moment.”

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