GALLERY: British and Irish Lions continue preparation at Carton House

Players soaked up the sun and there was even a bit of boxing training

Sean O'Brien

Image: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The sun was out at Carton House earlier today as the British and Irish Lions continued their preparation for the tour of New Zealand beginning next month.

Players got up close and personal with fans who dropped by training, as Warren Gatland's men were put through their paces.

There was boxing, scrummaging and autograph signing as the Lions continued their camp in Kildare.

Here are some of the best images from today's training:

Robbie Henshaw stops to take a selfie

Alun Wyn Jones signs autographs for young fans

Sam Warburton signs autographs for fans who made the trip to Carton House

Tadhg Furlong gets in some tackling practice 

Warren Gatland battles the heat at Carton House

Scotland's Stuart Hogg

Sean O'Brien (having already tried his hand at hurling) practices on the pads