Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions’ rugby tour of Hong Kong and Australia after his Wales team won Europe’s Six Nations title. Chris Robshaw was left out and Jonny Wilkinson turned down a place.
The British and Irish Lions routed an understrength Western Force 69-17 in the first of five games in Australia before facing the Wallabies in a Test series. Prop Cian Healy may leave the tour after he was cited for allegedly biting an opponent and also got injured.
The British and Irish Lions picked Simon Zebo to make his debut and named his Ireland teammate Jonathan Sexton at fly-half for the combined rugby team’s fifth tour game against the New South Wales Waratahs in two days.
The British and Irish Lions included fit-again winger Tommy Bowe and scrum-half Ben Youngs among five starting changes for the second rugby Test against Australia, which made two injury-enforced alterations of its own.