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Kyle Sinckler's raw interview after Lions snub is a must-see

Ciaran Bradley
Ciaran Bradley

21:00 8 May 2021

After a tumultuous week in which he was not selected for the 2021 Lions tour of South Africa, Kyle Sinckler gave an emotional interview after Bristol Bears' win over Bath.

The England and Bristol prop was omitted by Warren Gatland this week, in one of the more noteworthy absences after England reached the World Cup final.

A visibly-emotional Sinckler spoke to BT Sport after the match to give his thoughts, and wish those selected well.

Kyle Sinckler

"It has been an emotional week, especially for myself. I want to thank my teammates, my family - my loved ones," Sinckler said.

"I'm not going to lie, I'm quite emotional right now. It has been tough, it means so much to me. I am just lucky that I had my mentor, we broke it down and I understand now the reasons why.

"I think I'll look back on it in a year or two's time and it will all make sense, but at the moment, right now, it doesn't kind of make sense.

"What I wanted to try and do was lead by example and show the kids -  how easy it would have been to play the victim and to say 'how bad is it?' 'Sorry me.'

"Throwing my toys out of the pram... it's been so tough, I have never experienced anything like this my whole life, let alone my career. I am just lucky I've got a good support team around me and I've just... it has just been tough.

"I just wanted to get on with it and use that anger, I've got so much anger inside of me right now! But actually use it in a positive way and do what's best for the team and do all the unselfish stuff. I think I did that today and it's good the boys got the win."

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