The British and Irish Lions have beaten Japan 28-10 in their Murrayfield warm-up on Sunday (NZ time) but the match was overshadowed by a shoulder injury that has ruled captain Alun Wyn Jones out of the tour of South Africa.
The veteran Welsh lock was forced off after eight minutes supporting his left arm, seemingly in distress and helped by a doctor.
Kiwi coach Warren Gatland – who’s on leave from his role with the Chiefs to guide the Lions – later confirmed it had been a shoulder dislocation. 
“The best case scenario is he might be right for the first test, however we’ve had a chat and it looks like we’re going to have to replace him,” Gatland said.
“It’s devastating news. It’s very disappointing for him. It’s one of those things you’ve got to put behind you and move on as quickly as you can.
“We’ll look at getting someone in pretty quickly and on the plane tomorrow.”
Ireland halfback Conor Murray has since been appointed captain in Wyn Jones’ absence, earning the nod ahead of England and Scotland captains Owen Farrell and Stuart Hogg.
“Conor is an outstanding rugby player and is held in the highest regard with both the players and coaches,” says Gatland.
“As a three-time Lions tourist, he knows what will be required as captain and I am certain he will lead the squad with excellence. He will also be well supported by an experienced leadership group.”