Team announced for talkSPORT Lions coverage

Rugby players Ben Kay and Shane Williams are lined up to host coverage of British & Irish Lions tour on talkSPORT.

They will be joined by four times Lions Head Coach Sir Ian McGeechan and ex players Gordon D’Arcy and Justin Marshall. The team is completed with talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports Breakfast host Georgie Bingham; talkSPORT’s lead rugby commentator Andrew McKenna and talkSPORT’s rugby correspondent Russell Hargreaves.

The talkSPORT team will guide fans through the tour as Warren Gatland’s side look to beat the All Blacks in a series for only the second time with over 90 hours of coverage across talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2.

As well as live commentary of all the games, talkSPORT 2 will have post-match phone-ins and other coverage to get rugby fans as close to living with the Lions as they can.

The first match kicks-off on June 3, with talkSPORT on hand for the five-week tour.

Liam Fisher, Controller for talkSPORT & talkSPORT 2 said: “In 2013 we proved a lucky omen for the Lions with our exclusive coverage of their victorious tour of Australia and hopefully we can repeat this four years on. Through two national sports radio stations we will give the Lions more coverage than ever before so it promises to be an exciting Summer.”

Ben Kay said: “The Lions tour of New Zealand is the toughest in World Rugby. The next best thing to being out there facing the Haka is to be up in stands commentating on it. I can’t wait to be part of the talkSPORT team that will be with the fans every step of the way.”

Sir Ian McGeechan said: “Being involved with the Lions tour both as a player and coach gives me a unique insight to the demands and delights of the tour which I look forward to sharing with talkSPORT’s listeners.”

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