Coach Warren Gatland announced the withdrawal of England and Ireland Lions captain Alon Wayne Jones from the South Africa tour after injuring his left shoulder in a test match that his team won last Saturday against Japan (28-10) in Edinburgh. The 35-year-old struggled with a second-row injury and had to leave Murrayfield after just eight minutes of play and was replaced by England’s Courtney Luce. The selection world record holder, who honored his No. 158 head – the 10th Test with the Lions – was able to attend the rest of the meeting. But after the match, New Zealand coach Gatland made it clear that totem XV Leek could not participate in the South African tour.
«dislocated his shoulder“Happy Gatland first.”The speculation is that at best, the first test might be fine. (against South Africa in Cape Town on July 24), the former Wales coach continued. “However, after discussing it, it looks like we’ll have to replace it. This is terrible newsGatland has been added. The Lions, which includes the best English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish players every four years, are scheduled to play eight matches in South Africa, including three against the world champions Springboks. After one in Cape Town, the other two are scheduled to take place on July 31 and August 7 in Johannesburg.