British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has called up a Welsh trio to back up his touring squad.
Charlotte Church, Max Boyce and Katherine Jenkins have all been flown out to New Zealand to help boost Welsh numbers within the squad.
A spokesman told WalesOnCraic:
“Gats is keen to keep the Welsh theme going in this Lions side, especially since the English, Irish and Scottish have been letting him down so badly. He put in a few calls last night and the chartered flight left Cardiff Airport this morning. The trio will be in training by tomorrow night which is fine as we’ve got a game on Tuesday night. We think we’ve got the balance right – the girls can do all the singing while Max can crack some jokes and make people laugh. It’s the only way we think we can beat these All Blacks.”
Lions fans were jubilant about the call up. Bryn Gunt told reporters:
“I loves Charlotte and Katherine. My dream is to be sandwiched between them one day. I wrote to Jim’ll Fixit it once but he never got back to me. I can leave Max though. He doesn’t really do it for me.”