Gatland Announces Coaching Team For Lions Tour Of South Africa

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While there may also be midlands involvement in the squad.

Leinster scrum coach Robin McBryde will be the only Irish-based coach on Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions coaching ticket.

The Welsh native has been named as forwards coach for this summer's tour of South Africa.

He's been joined Scotland pair Gregor Townsend and Steve Tandy, as well as Wales legend Neil Jenkins in the coaching group.

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell is believed to have made himself unavailable for selection.

Meanwhile, there may be midlands involvement in this year's Lions tour.

A fantastic run of form from Leinster centre Robbie Henshaw is expected see him awarded a spot on Gatland's team.

Former Buccaneers coach Podge O'Donnell says the Athlone man has really proved himself:

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