Murray named Lions captain after Jones ruled out of tour

Last Updated: 26/06/21 10:07pm

Conor Murray is the new British & Irish Lions captain

Conor Murray is the new British & Irish Lions captain

Conor Murray has been named as British & Irish Lions captain after Alun Wyn Jones was ruled out of the tour of South Africa.

Wales’ Adam Beard and Josh Navidi have been called into the 37-man touring squad to replace Jones and Justin Tipuric – who was also ruled out by injury in the Lions’ warm-up match against Japan on Saturday.

Jones, who was set to go on his fourth tour, dislocated his shoulder in the opening minutes of the game, while Tipuric also suffered a shoulder problem in the first half.

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