Brian Moore: What does Conor Murray Lions captaincy mean for Owen Farrell?

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Brian Moore: What does Conor Murray Lions captaincy mean for Owen Farrell?

Monday, 28 June

The Lions have just touched down in South Africa and their preparations for facing the Springboks are already up in the air.

Joining Brian to unpack a busy weekend surrounding the Lions and more is the former England captain Rob Vickerman.

After only eight minutes of their opening warm up game against Japan tour captain Alun Wyn Jones was forced off with a dislocated shoulder, meaning he will be out for the entirety of the tour. Head coach Warren Gatland has named three time tourist Conor Murray as the new tour captain to the surprise of many, we speak to Murray's former Munster team mate to find out what the Ireland scrum half is like behind the scenes and whether he thinks he has what it takes to lead the Lions.

Elsewhere the entire tour has been thrown into jeopardy after South Africa announced a strict four week lockdown on Sunday night. We discuss the impact the news will have on the squad both on and off the field.

Elsewhere Harlequins followed up their thrilling semi final win over Bristol with an equally sensational victory over Exeter in the Gallagher Premiership. Their scrum coach Adam Jones joins the show to discuss a roller coaster two weeks for the club and where the weekend's win leaves them set heading into next season.

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