Jones delighted with Lions captaincy

New British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones has admitted it was “a special moment” when he was asked to lead the side for the final Test against Australia this weekend.

The lock will take over the reins from Sam Warburton, whose tour has ended due to a hamstring injury picked up in the second Test.

Warren Gatland’s men struggled to keep the home side at bay and eventually succumbed to the pressure to lose and take the series into a final game in Sydney.

Jones has plenty of experience at the highest level and the Lions captain can call upon the expertise of team-mates Warburton, Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll as well as others on the Tour.

The Wales and Ospreys star will be one of ten Welsh stars to take to the field on Saturday and he admits he can’t wait to lead the side out at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
He said: “Hopefully, I’ve been selected for the way I play and not necessarily the way I lead, it’s as simple as that.

“To be selected in the position I am for the final Test is a pretty special moment for me, but obviously there’s still a job to do.

“There’s always room for advice. But I’ve done quite a lot with the Ospreys this season and once with Wales in the past during the Six Nations. I’m fortunate to have been captained by some great men as well.
“Throughout the years you take a little bit of the best from the men above you and hopefully they add to some of the leadership qualities I’ve got.”

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