5 Facts About Sam Warburton

1. In April 2017, Sam Warburton was selected by Warren Gatland to captain the Lions for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.

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2. On 30 April 2013 Sam Warburton was named in a 37-man squad for the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.

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3. At the end of this remarkable few weeks, Sam Warburton was then voted the Player of Pool D by the fans; he had taken the tournament by storm, making the highest number of turnovers.

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4. In a world cup warm-up against England, Sam Warburton claimed man of the match with a superb display, dominating the breakdown.

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5. On 5 July 2014, Sam Warburton married long term partner Rachel Thomas in a church ceremony in Newport, before the couple held a reception at the Celtic Manor Resort.

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