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Warren Gatland sends save-the-date letters to more then 50 potential Lions players for Tour

Warren Gatland has sent a letter to more than 50 potential Lions players to sound out their availability for this summer’s tour of South Africa.

Save-the-date letters were sent to every player in contention for the touring party, which will be narrowed down to 36 men before the squad announcement on May 6.

Gatland is understood to have included a number of current non-internationals on his mailing list.

Warren Gatland has sent a letter to more than 50 potential Lions players for availability

Warren Gatland has sent a letter to more than 50 potential Lions players for availability

Warren Gatland has sent a letter to more than 50 potential Lions players for availability

Players are expected to let Gatland know if they would rather not feature on the tour, which will involve entering into a Covid bubble for six weeks in South Africa.

Meanwhile, Gatland and his assistants will travel to Jersey this week to discuss selection.