The official Gloucester website rounds up all of the news from the British Lions squad announcement in London on Monday (see previous story for Vickery's reaction).
Jonny Wilkinson, Phil Vickery and Mike Tindall have all been left out of Sir Clive Woodward's 44-man Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer - but they could still face the All Blacks.
All three are currently battling for fitness after weren't named among a party of 20 Englishmen, 11 Irish, 10 Welsh and just three Scottish.
But Woodward has left the door open, stating the England World Cup heroes could still travel if they regain full fitness.
Caption: Woodward and O'Driscoll meet the cameras at the squad announcement.
"If they confirm genuine form and fitness in the coming weeks, they could still go," said Woodward.
"My thinking is it is better they try to do so with their clubs before becoming part of the Lions squad
"At their very best and fully fit, all three would have made the squad and their absence from today's list does not necessarily rule them out from the tour.
"I have spoken to the players and they agree with this approach.
"I clearly know how much Jonny wants to play and I think this is the best way of keeping that prospect alive.
"If he makes it, all well and good but his appearance in the Test team is not guaranteed.
"He could have played last week but decided to delay it. He is one of the most mentally tough people I've come across and no doubt he'll get back to his best, it's just the timing of it.
"He's an exceptional player and he hopes to start his first game on Friday. If he comes through the next six games with his club, then he will be included in the squad.
"I had a chat with the other three fly-halves (Stephen Jones, Charlie Hodgson and Ronan O'Gara) and they fully support my decision. If he does make it, he is in for a hell of a fight to displace the other three players."
As expected, Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll has been appointed captain, and there are places for England World Cup stalwarts Neil Back, Lawrence Dallaglio and Richard Hill.
Caption: Woodward and tour manager Bill Beaumont.
Many have considered Gloucester's Mefin Davies to be unlucky to miss out in the hooker options for the trip to New Zealand.
Leicester flanker Back, 36, becomes the oldest player in Lions history selected for an original tour squad.
Several young England prospects have also received the nod, including Leicester centre Ollie Smith, Sale front-row forwards Andy Titterrell and Andrew Sheridan and Bath prop Matt Stevens.
O'Driscoll heads a strong Irish contingent, while RBS 6 Nations champions Wales have 10 Lions but struggling Scotland are confined to scrum-half Chris Cusiter, hooker Gordon Bulloch and back-row forward Simon Taylor.
Woodward has chosen 14 of his victorious 2003 England World Cup squad, and nine of the World Cup final starting XV, but he was at pains to point out the Welsh and Irish strengths.
"If we were playing this weekend, the majority of the starting XV would come from Wales and Ireland, with two players from England and one from Scotland," he added.
"So people should not read too much into the national make-up of the squad, which incidentally, is very similar to that of the last two Lions tours.
"Being picked for the Lions is the ultimate honour, and a New Zealand tour is the ultimate challenge.
"The players we have announced are world-class, and the best in the British Isles and the right squad to take.
"We believe we can win. If we win the Test series it will be an achievement to match anything else we have done during our careers."
The England contingent includes centre Will Greenwood, who makes his third successive Lions trip after recovering from shoulder surgery, and full-back Iain Balshaw also makes it, despite an injury-plagued last 12 months.
The Irish representatives are predictable, although fly-half O'Gara could possibly consider himself fortunate following a disappointing Six Nations.
And Wales' Grand Slam stars are out in force - Jones, Gareth Thomas, Gareth Cooper, Dwayne Peel, Gavin Henson, Tom Shanklin, Shane Williams, Gethin Jenkins, Martyn Williams and Michael Owen all make the trip - but there is no place for Colin Charvis.
And Scotland's miserable run under coach Matt Williams is also reflected, although Taylor, especially, must have a strong Test team chance.
O'Driscoll, Ireland's first Lions captain since 1983, said: "It is a tremendous honour to be asked to be Lions captain and lead a squad of so many great players.
"When you look at the list of past Lions captains that include the likes of Martin Johnson and Willie John McBride, it is humbling. But I am relishing the challenge, and I will give it everything I have.
"The Lions has such a powerful history, and Clive will move it on again.
"The level of preparation and professionalism will ensure this tour combines the inspiration of Lions history, while being at the cutting edge of modern sport."
O'Driscoll added: "I think the Lions is such a different entity. We kick each other sideways in the Six Nation but it's all forgotten as we come together for the tour.
"We've all been Irish, Scotsmen, English and Welsh until today when we come together as
one team. I don't anticipate it being difficult to bring the team together."
The 26-year-old toured with the Lions in 2001 when they were beaten 2-1 in the series against Australia.
And he hopes the experience will stand him in good stead.
"I won't be surprised by the standard of training which hit me for six in 2001 because the standard is phenomenal.
"You have to be at your best because you're made to look like an idiot otherwise.
"I think you always have to take positives out of defeats. It was very marginal- we were up in the second Test and a simple intercepted pass changed the game.
"Taking the positives from the tour - we were very much underdogs and played some fantastic rugby in the first Test."
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Speaking to the local media after the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys gave an honest assessment of the game, and expressed his pride in the way his young charges had performed against the title-chasing hosts.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby scrum half Callum Braley is excited by the challenge of the West Country Derby, and the ex-Bristol man reveals the squad will be giving their all.
At the recent London Irish game, personnel from the Imjin Barracks in Innsworth, including Gurkhas, were present, holding a collection to raise funds for ShelterBox to aid relief from the recent Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
It was a thriller at Kingsholm on Sunday afternoon, as Gloucester snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, leveling the scores in the final minute before triumphing in extra time over a spirited Connacht side.