Alun Wyn Jones’ Hopes Of Captaining The Lions May Be Over

Alun Wyn Jones will this week learn if he remains in the running to captain the British & Irish Lions this summer as he undergoes a scan on a worrying left shoulder injury.

The towering lock was forced off the field in Wales’ controversial defeat to France on Saturday and will learn the severity of the problem over the next few days.

Jones, who has been on two previous Lions tours, will definitely miss the Ospreys’ European Challenge Cup quarter-final with Stade Francais on April 2.

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Jones was injured after hitting a ruck in the second half at the Stade de France and looked to be in severe pain. The second-row initially played on, but was eventually forced from the field in the 51st minute.

Other names who remain in the running for the captaincy are Jones’ Welsh teammate Sam Warburton, England’s Owen Farrell and Ireland’s Rory Best.