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."
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).