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Warren Gatland singles out Dylan Hartley as possible Lions captain

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland during the press conference

Warren Gatland says he will not favour his Wales players when selecting his British and Irish Lions squad and has backed England’s Dylan Hartley as a possible captain for next summer’s tour to New Zealand. Gatland, who has been reappointed as head coach, is also adamant the Lions can upset the current world champions and win the three-Test series.

Dylan Hartley sets tone for England’s pursuit of Australia whitewash

England's Rugby team coach Eddie Jones talks with team captain Dylan Hartley during a training session on the eve of their third test against Australia's Wallabies in Sydney

Had there been a referendum here this week Australians would have voted unanimously for England’s rugby players to leave. Even if the visitors do lose the third Test and fail to gain a 3-0 series margin it has been a memorable tour that has confounded their reputation locally as oval-ball dullards. Eddie Jones complained about being searched at the airport on arrival but he can expect to be fast-tracked through departures.

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British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland during the press conference

Warren Gatland singles out Dylan Hartley as possible Lions captain

Warren Gatland says he will not favour his Wales players when selecting his British and Irish Lions squad and has backed England’s Dylan Hartley as a possible captain for next summer’s tour to New Zealand. Gatland, who has been reappointed as head coach, is also adamant the Lions can upset the current world champions and win the three-Test series.

England's Rugby team coach Eddie Jones talks with team captain Dylan Hartley during a training session on the eve of their third test against Australia's Wallabies in Sydney

Dylan Hartley sets tone for England’s pursuit of Australia whitewash

Had there been a referendum here this week Australians would have voted unanimously for England’s rugby players to leave. Even if the visitors do lose the third Test and fail to gain a 3-0 series margin it has been a memorable tour that has confounded their reputation locally as oval-ball dullards. Eddie Jones complained about being searched at the airport on arrival but he can expect to be fast-tracked through departures.