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.

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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.”