B&I Lions beef up pack
SQUAD UPDATE: Ireland star Ronan Kelleher has been called up to The British & Irish Lions touring party.
Kelleher who scored four tries against USA last weekend, will arrive on Thursday.
The Irish hooker, who trained with the Lions squad in Jersey prior to the start of the Lions Series, will travel together with Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales) to Cape Town.
“I’m delighted to announce Ronan will join up with the squad,” said Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland.
“There’s no injuries to the three hookers out here, but we think it’s prudent to bring in cover in that position ahead of the Test series.”
Earlier The British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland also confirmed that Tour captain Jones will return to the Lions touring party in South Africa.
The Welsh lock, who dislocated his shoulder during The Lions 1888 Cup game against Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday, June 26, will fly into Cape Town on Thursday, July 15.
Following a training session with the Wales squad at the Vale of Glamorgan training headquarters on Tuesday and subsequent medical assessment this morning, the second row was passed fit to return to the Tour in South Africa.
“We are delighted to welcome Alun Wyn back,” said Gatland.