Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones: ‘To be sitting here now is very, very special’

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His comeback from injury will make Saturday’s first Test against South Africa all the more emotional for the 35-year-old

For two days even Lazarus thought it was all over. As he lay at home, nursing his painful left shoulder and trying not to think about the planeload of excited British & Irish Lions players heading for South Africa without him, there was no comforting Alun Wyn Jones. “For those two days that was my tour done. I was almost on the sofa at home before the guys had even got to the airport. That was a tough one.”

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Written by Robert Kitson in Cape Town
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