Teams and players respond to British & Irish Lions announcement

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Wednesday saw the British & Irish Lions squad announced, with the news filtering through to players across the four countries on whether they made the plane to New Zealand.

The agony and the ecstasy was clear as Warren Gatland announced shock omissions and surprise inclusions in his 41-player squad. We take a look at what the reactions across the teams in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young was "mystified" by lock Joe Launchbury's omission from the team stating: "The one (decision) that we have got to really feel sorry about and a little bit mystified, to be honest, is how Joe Launchbury is not on that plane.

"Two man of the matches in the Six Nations, up for Player of the Six Nations as well as being nominated England Player of the Season by his team-mates, and still he doesn't get on the plane. "As well as that, he's captain of the team sitting at the top of the Aviva Premiership at this moment in time, so it's very hard to understand how Launchers isn't on that plane and very hard to understand what more he could have done."

Here are some of the best reactions across social media.