Warren Gatland will lead the British & Irish Lions for a third time in 2017
Dylan Hartley became the third consecutive England captain to miss out on a British & Irish Lions spot after Warren Gatland left out Steve Borthwick in 2009 and Chris Robshaw in 2013.
The hooker, whose junior team-mate Jamie George goes ahead of him, will not join the 16-strong England contingent but there are still several Six Nations champions whose exclusion has caused outrage.
British & Irish Lions squad for 2017 New Zealand tour Wed, April 19, 2017
Express Sport runs through the confirmed Lions squad for the 2017 tour to New Zealand
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Express Sport runs through the 37-man Lions squad ahead of the New Zealand tour
Joe Launchbury emerged earlier this week as one of the unfortunate non-tourist despite impressing as a key figure in Eddie Jones' revival of England's fortunes since the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones was also a doubt although the Kiwi coach was said to be desperate for the lock to be involved in his third Lions tour.
The second row is recovering from a shoulder injury but has run into complications and was considering surgery that would rule him out of summer action.
Dylan Hartley's poor form for England has seen him miss out on selection
The 31-year-old had been touted as a potential skipper after replacing 2013 Lions captain Sam Warburton in the national team job.
However, Warburton will reprise the role he played in Australia and will hope to avoid the fate he suffered in 2013 when he was forced off during the second Test with injury and had to watch the final game from the stands.
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British & Irish Lions squad 2017 to face New Zealand
Dan Biggar, Elliot Daly, Jonathan Davies, Owen Farrell, Leigh Halfpenny, Robbie Henshaw, Stuart Hogg, Jonathan Joseph, Conor Murray, George North, Jack Nowell, Jared Payne, Johnny Sexton, Tommy Seymour, Ben Te’o, Anthony Watson, Rhys Webb, Liam Williams, Ben Youngs.
Rory Best, Dan Cole, Taulupe Faletau, Tadgh Furlong, Jamie George, Iain Henderson, Maro Itoje, Alun Wyn Jones, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Jack McGrath, Ross Moriarty, Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony, Ken Owens, Kyle Sinckler, CJ Stander, Justin Tipuric, Mako Vunipola, Billy Vunipola, Sam Warburton.