British & Irish Lions lose captain Alun Wyn Jones for South Africa tour


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British & Irish Lions lose captain Alun Wyn Jones for South Africa tour

The worst news was immediate British & Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones, that it had to retiring at 7 ‘in the game against Japan for what appeared to be a blow to the left hand. But at the post-game press conference, head coach Warren Gatland confirmed that the player dislocated his shoulder and remains on the sidelines of the South African tour. This was confirmed by the coach of the team who said that in the next few hours the replacement of the Welsh second row will leave.

They were 6 ‘of the game against Japan at the British & Irish Lions presentation at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium. Alun Wyn Jones went fishing for a ball in a ruck, but James Moore quickly appeared to clean up the mobile formation and on the move Jones had a blow to his left hand. The doctors entered but for the captain of the British & Irish lions there was no more time to continue on the court and He left his place to Courtney Lawes.

The Lions depart for South Africa on Sunday where they will play a series of friendlies and 3 tests against the Springboks without the emblematic captain, so did Gatland know after the game by stating that “we had a talk and it seems that we will have to replace it. This is devastating news. It is a disappointment for him. They are one of those things that you have to leave behind and move forward as quickly as possible. “


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