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Social media reacts to Premiership Rugby’s 19 Lions

The rise of social media meant it was a Lions squad announcement unlike any other yesterday as players, clubs and fans shared their reactions almost instantly.

In total, 19 Aviva Premiership Rugby players from nine different clubs received the good news from head coach Warren Gatland that they would be heading to New Zealand this summer.

Reigning league champions Saracens saw the most players, six, selected while Bath Rugby have three representatives with Harlequins, Leicester Tigers, and Northampton Saints all having two each.

Worcester Warriors, Gloucester Rugby, Wasps and Exeter Chiefs will also be represented on the tour and these were some of our favourite reactions to the great news.

Saracens filmed the reaction of the entire squad as they celebrated the good news:

 

Jonathan Joseph was over the moon to be one of three Bath Rugby players to be selected:

 

Club legend Nick Easter was delighted to see two members of the Harlequins pack selected:

 

It’s not all glamorous though as Ben Youngs revealed ahead of his second Lions tour:

 

Dylan Hartley was very unlucky to miss out but congratulated his Northampton Saints teammates:

 

The cameras were also rolling at Worcester Warriors where there was a huge roar at the announcement the club had their first ever Lion

 

And Ben Te’o was able to give his reaction soon afterwards:

 

Ross Moriarty was struggling to believe his own inclusion:

 

Elliot Daly has been very impressive this season but it’s not just rugby he’s good at:

 

And it was a day to remember for the entire Lawes family:

 

Last but not least Exeter Chiefs were huddled around the box for the announcement as well:

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