Tom Court called up to British & Irish Lions

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Ireland prop Tom Court has been called up to the British & Irish Lions.

Court, currently in his home city of Brisbane after Ireland’s tour of North America, comes in following a calf injury to Alex Corbisiero that continues to be treated and assessed.

The Ulster forward will join up with the squad tomorrow and go straight on to the replacements’ bench for Tuesday’s game against the RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels in place of Makovina Vunipola, who has been withdrawn.

British & Irish Lions versus RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels, June 25, Melbourne

15. Rob Kearney (Leinster/Ireland)

14. Sean Maitland (Glasgow Warriors/Scotland)

13. Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers/England)

12. Brad Barritt (Saracens/England)

11. Simon Zebo (Munster/Ireland)

10. Owen Farrell (Saracens/England)

9. Conor Murray (Munster/Ireland)

1. Ryan Grant (Glasgow Warriors/Scotland)

2. Richard Hibbard (Ospreys/Wales)

3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers/England)

4. Richie Gray (Scotland)

5. Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers/England, capt)

6. Dan Lydiate (Dragons/Wales)

7. Sean O’Brien (Leinster/Ireland)

8. Tangaki Taulupe Faletau (Dragons/Wales)


16. Rory Best (Ulster/Ireland)

17. Tom Court (Ulster/Ireland)

18. Matt Stevens (Saracens/England)

19. Ian Evans (Ospreys/Wales)

20. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys/Wales)

21. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers/England)

22. Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby/England)

23. Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors/Scotland)