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Dr Eanna Falvey appointed head of the Lions medical team for upcoming tour
The former Irish rugby doctor previously worked with the Lions in 2013.

DR EANNA FALVEY has been appointed the head of the British and Irish Lions medical team that is bound for a 10-match Tour in New Zealand this summer.

Falvey is expected to link up with Warren Gatland’s charges after the RBS Six Nations along with Rhodri Bown (head analyst) and Paul Stridgeon (head of strength and conditioning).

The former doctor of the Munster rugby team also worked with the Irish rugby team from 2009-2015 and was a member of the Lions medical team which travelled to Australia in 2013.

He has been working with elite athletes for over 15 years, covering sports including football and boxing as well as rugby.

Responding to the appointments, a delighted Gatland said he’s looking forward to the wealth of experience Falvey and the others will bring to the Lions team.

“Rhodri, Paul and Eanna have a lot of Lions experience, including being part of a winning team in 2013 and they know what is required for us to be successful in New Zealand. They will bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to their roles and I know they will fit well into the environment we are trying to create.”

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