Jones out of Lions tour

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Wales captain Ryan Jones has been ruled out of the British and Irish Lions' tour of South Africa - just one day after arriving.

Jones has not satisfied the team medical staff that he is fully fit to play a part on the remainder of the 10-match trip.

He arrived in Cape Town yesterday after being summoned as a replacement for knee injury victory Stephen Ferris.

It is understood the Lions will not send for a further player to take over from Jones, who will now fly home without playing any part on the trip.