Seymour living the Lions dream

Glasgow Warriors and Scotland wing Tommy Seymour admits that being selected for the British and Irish Lions is still sinking in.

Seymour is one of three Scotland players in the squad and has been part of the Lions' training sessions this week in Wales.

"Any rugby player from the British Isles and Ireland dreams of this happening," Seymour told NZ Newswire.

"I have been so fortunate that it has happened to me. It is living a dream every day.

"It has been surreal coming in, with all the history of the Lions and seeing the quality of players dotted around all over the place, the support staff, everyone.

"There is so much history involved in a tour like this. I am fully aware of the quality there (in the squad). We will drive each other, and the standards right up. Everyone has a goal of playing in the Test side, and obviously I am no different."

Reflecting on the first few sessions with the squad, which is still missing a number of players involved in the Premiership and PRO12 play-offs, Seymour felt that despite those absences the week had been a success.

"We've had a really successful week," Glasgow star Seymour added.

"We've had enough numbers to be able to accomplish a lot of stuff. In my opinion, we have been able to tick a lot of boxes.

"Everyone coming in is an intelligent rugby player at the highest level, and they will be able to pick things up very quickly. But certainly for us it has been great to get a foot in the door, which will help to get everyone integrated as quickly as possible."