After showing his sadness at not being summoned to the European team tour of South Africa and express that “It was very hard, it means a lot to me”, Kyle Sinckler was finally called up to the British & Irish Lions after Andrew Porter’s injury release.
Porter has been ruled out of the series due to a toe problem suffered in Leinster’s Pro14 Rainbow Cup loss to Glasgow last Friday. Consequently, Warren Gatland was forced to call in a replacement and Sinckler, with experience at the Lions in New Zealand in 2017, He will join the team after the season ends alongside Bristol in the Premiership.
“As always in rugby, when there is an injury there is an opportunity for someone else. I have been very pleased to see the way Kyle has responded to being initially left out of the tour. He has shown excellent form as of late and I hope he continues to draw my attention to leaving him out in the first place. “, said the head coach of the British & Irish Lions.
The Lions will meet in Jersey on Sunday June 13 to begin preparations for the game against Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday June 26, before flying to South Africa.