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Rhiwbina’s Sam to captain the Lions

Rhiwbina’s Sam Warburton, the Cardiff Blues and Wales forward, has been named as captain of the British & Irish Lions rugby team to tour New Zealand this summer.

The BBC reports that Sam, 28, led the Lions to victory four years ago.

The former Wales skipper is only the second player, after England’s Martin Johnson, to captain the Lions in two tours.

He stepped down as Wales captain before the 2017 Six Nations and was replaced by lock Alun Wyn Jones, who also took over when Warburton was injured for the third Lions Test in 2013.

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