Sunday 17 December 2017

'Clearly Scotland v Wales had zero bearing on this' - Scottish pundits unhappy with tiny Lions representation

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Scotland players look dejected after the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Scotland players look dejected after the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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.

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