21 May 2009

Croft comes into Lions squad

10:37 am on 21 May 2009

The England flanker Tom Croft has been called into the British and Irish Lions rugby squad to tour South Africa after Ireland's Alan Quinlan lost his appeal against a 12-week suspension.

The Munster blindside was found guilty of making contact with the eye area of Leinster lock Leo Cullen in Munster's Heineken Cup semi-final defeat in Dublin earlier this month.

Lions coach Ian McGeechan says Croft had been unfortunate to miss out on selection in the first place.

The first tour match is on May 30th.