ALUN WYN JONES (SHOULDER)
Jones substituted just eight minutes into Lions’ warm-up match against Japan at Murrayfield with what turned out to be a dislocated shoulder. Wales forward Adam Beard takes his spot in the squad while Conor Murray takes over the captaincy
Wales team-mate Dan Biggar said Jones was “pretty down in the changing room” after the match, echoing Gatland in saying his absence would be a “huge loss”.
“You’ve only got to look at his record and experience,” Biggar said.
“He’s the go-to guy. Things move so quickly on these tours. You’ve just got to put it to one side now and look at the group we’ve got.”
RUCK will be constantly reporting on Lions injury update throughout the tour to South Africa.