British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones has urged his side to finish the ongoing tour of South Africa on a high as they take on the Springboks in the third and deciding Test in Cape Town on Saturday.
After a week full of drama, the Springboks have levelled the Castle Lager Lions Series thanks to their 27-9 win over the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town, meaning it is all to play for in the third Test next weekend.
Having been in Edinburgh for the British and Irish Lions’ pre-tour match against Japan at Murrayfield, Joe Harvey has offered his thoughts on how the Lions are faring so far and the loss of Alun Wyn Jones.
There were plenty of surprises in Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions 37-man squad, but selecting Alun Wyn Jones as his captain was far less of a revelation and one which could galvanise the tourists in South Africa.
Former captains Brian O'Driscoll and Martin Johnson believe Owen Farrell might compete with Alun Wyn Jones for the captaincy role of British and Irish Lions squad during the upcoming tour of New Zealand in June.