'Clearly Scotland v Wales had zero bearing on this' - Scottish pundits unhappy with tiny Lions representation
Despite enjoying their best Six Nations campaign this decade, Scotland have ended up with less Lions tourists in 2017 than they did four years ago.
Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour are the only Scottish players in the 41-man squad, with England getting 16 players selected while Wales and Ireland supplied 12 and 11 respectively.
In 2013, Scotland had three players - Hogg, Richie Gray and Sean Maitland - selected in the touring party after Scotland won two of their five Six Nations games.
In this year's campaign, they won three, including impressive wins over Wales and Ireland. Despite those results, Scotland have ten Lions less than Wales and nine less than Ireland.
The amount of Scottish players in the squad proved a big talking point on social media, with many pundits, journalists and fans weighing in.
4 Wales back rowers. Double the number of entire Scots representation. Memory jog: Scotland beat Wales in 6Nations— owenslotTheTimes (@owenslot) April 19, 2017
Looks like scotland already being chucked out of the union! beat ireland and wales handily but just 2 lions, ireland and wales 23 #lions— Brendan gallagher (@gallagherbren) April 19, 2017
13 original selections for Lions in the last five tours for Scotland. Wales get 12 this tour alone. Power of Four? Aye right.— Steve Scott (@C_SScott) April 19, 2017
Clearly Scotland v Wales had zero bearing on this. Four Welsh back-rows picked. The man who destroyed them, Hamish Watson, left out.— Tom English (@BBCTomEnglish) April 19, 2017
12 Welsh players from the team that finished second bottom— John Beattie (@BBCJohnBeattie) April 19, 2017
Only two Scots in the @lionsofficial .......................... I bite my tongue, I bite my tongue........— John Beattie (@BBCJohnBeattie) April 19, 2017
No Scottish forward in initial touring party for first time since 1908— Mark Palmer (@MarkPalmerST) April 19, 2017