'Things move so quickly on these tours': Dan Biggar feels for Alun Wyn Jones but urges Lions to move forward
Jones has returned home to Wales to begin treatment on the cruel injury incurred just seven minutes into Saturday’s 28-10 victory over Japan at Murrayfield, concluding his fourth Lions expedition at the earliest opportunity.
“Obviously it’s pretty disappointing to lose your captain and your talisman five or six minutes into the game,” Biggar said.
“Alun’s pretty down in the changing room, as you’d expect and you’ve only got to look at his record and experience to know he’s going to be a huge loss.
“But we’re lucky in the group that we’ve got a lot of good leaders, good speakers. Things move so quickly on these tours.
“When you’re in camp, the rest of us almost have to put it to one side and look at what we’ve got.
“He’s obviously going to be devastated because it’s been a big focus for him over the past year or so.
“It will be tough for him to take. I know he’s got a young family back home and they’ll take up plenty of his time.
“He’s been in the game a long time and achieved pretty much everything. If there is a silver lining, it’s not something he hasn’t done before.”
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