15 Welshmen, 10 players from England, nine from Ireland and three Scots for the tour, which culminates in a three-Test series against the Wallabies.
The Lions kick off their tour against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on 1 June, before flying to Australia for a series of warm-up matches against state sides ahead of the Test series against the Wallabies, which takes place on three consecutive Saturdays.
Ulster and Ireland winger, Tommy Bowe, is the only Ulster player selected to play for the Lions, and was named alongside eight other Ireland internationals – Brian O’Driscoll, Conor Murray, Rob Kearney, Jamie Heaslip, Sean O’Brien, Cian Healy, Paul O’Connell and Jonny Sexton.
This will be Bowe’s second Lions adventure after he toured South Africa four years ago and played in all three tests.
The Lions' last tour of Australia in 2001 ended in a 2-1 series defeat but overall they have won 75% of their games against the Wallabies, with 15 victories in 20 Tests. Lions squad for 2013 tour
Backs: Leigh Halfpenny (Wales), Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Rob Kearney (Ireland), Tommy Bowe (Ireland), Alex Cuthbert (Wales), Sean Maitland (Scotland), George North (Wales), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland), Jamie Roberts (Wales), Manu Tuilagi (England), Owen Farrell (England), Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), Conor Murray (Ireland), Mike Phillips (Wales), Ben Youngs (England).
Forwards: Dan Cole (England), Cian Healy (Ireland), Gethin Jenkins (Wales), Adam Jones (Wales), Matt Stevens (England), Mako Vunipola (England), Dylan Hartley (England), Richard Hibbard (Wales), Tom Youngs (England), Ian Evans (Wales), Richie Gray (Scotland), Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales), Paul O'Connell (Ireland), Geoff Parling (England), Tom Croft (England), Toby Faletau (Wales), Jamie Heaslip (Ireland), Dan Lydiate (Wales), Sean O'Brien (Ireland), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Sam Warburton (Wales). Lions games down under 2013
Sat 1 June v Barbarians, Hong Kong
Wed 5 June v Western Force, Perth
Sat 8 June, Queensland Reds, Brisbane
Tue 11 June, Combined NSW-Queensland, Newcastle
Sat 15 June, NSW Waratahs, Sydney
Tue 18 June, ACT Brumbies, Canberra
Sat 22 June v Australia, Brisbane
Tue 25 June, v Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne
Sat 29 June, v Australia, Melbourne
Sat 6 July, v Australia, SydneyMore here