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Tour captain Alun Wyn Jones has made a Lazarus like return after seemingly being ruled out of the tour when he dislocated his shoulder against Japan. File photograph: Getty Images

The British and Irish Lions head coach, Warren Gatland has confirmed that tour captain Alun Wyn Jones will return to the Lions touring party in South (...)

Ronan Kelleher in action for Ireland against Japan at the Aviva Stadium earlier this month. File photograph: Getty Images

Rónan Kelleher has been called up to the British and Irish Lions squad and will arrive in Cape Town today. The 23-year-old, who became only the fifth (...)

   Conor Murray during British & Irish Lions captain’s run: he was quick to label this game the unofficial fourth Test before. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

British & Irish lions tour preview  Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town  Kick-off: 7pm  On TV: Live on Sky Sports Necessity being (...)

Iain Henderson will captain the British & Irish Lions for the first time when he leads out the tourists against the Sharks on Wednesday evenin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is undoubtedly a measure of Iain Henderson’s improved status as a player, leader and line-out caller four years on from the tour to New Zealand tha(...)

Lions captain Conor Murray with head coach Warren Gatland during a training session on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A previous trend in picking Lions captains has been to anoint players who have captained their country on a regular basis. Ireland’s Conor Murray buck(...)

James Ryan is fit to start against Japan on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Andy Farrell has intimated that he was sounded out about James Ryan availability as a replacement for the stricken Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones last w(...)

Joey Carbery will make his first Irish appearance since 2019 this weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It is a measure of the respect which Japan now command that Andy Farrell has picked his strongest available side for Saturday’s rematch with their Wor(...)

Conor Murray captains the Lions in South Africa in the absence of Alun Wyn Jones. Photograph: Robert Perry/PA

After what he admits has been a few “crazy days”, Conor Murray has been able to process his appointment as Lions captain and, having done so, is clear(...)

 Conor Murray in action during the 1888 Cup match between the  Lions and Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Nothing is cast in stone on Lions tours but one of the more obvious conclusions to be drawn from Warren Gatland’s leftfield decision to appoint Conor (...)

 Conor Murray, Bundee Aki and Tadhg Furlong celebrate with the 1888 Cup after the win over Japan at Murrayfield. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Conor Murray admits even he was surprised to be appointed British and Irish Lions captain once Alun Wyn Jones had been ruled out of the tour to South (...)

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