Alun Wyn Jones named as British and Irish Lions captain
Jones, who embarks on a fourth successive Lions tour, has clocked up a world record 157 Tests for Wales and the Lions.
And it headlines a stellar playing career that has seen him win five Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and play in two World Cup semi-finals.
Jones led the Lions to a Test series-clinching victory over Australia in Sydney eight years ago when fellow Welshman Sam Warburton was injured.
And he will now be in charge from the start of the tour in July and August that is highlighted by three Tests against the world champion Springboks.
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