Justin Tipuric

Tipuric called into Lions Squad

Ospreys Captain Justin Tipuric has been called into the starting line-up for the Lions clash with Japan this weekend, replacing Hamish Watson. 

The Scottish loose forward suffered a concussion in training yesterday and will begin the graduated return-to-play protocol.

The Lions take on Japan at 3pm, live on Channel 4 in the first game of their 2021 Tour.


THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS vs JAPAN – The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup

Liam Williams (Scarlets, Wales) #833

Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales)

Robbie Henshaw (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #824

Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland)

Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)

Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints, Wales) #821

Conor Murray (Munster Rugby, Ireland) #790

Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)

Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales) #829

Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)

Iain Henderson (Ulster Rugby, Ireland) #808

Alun Wyn Jones – Captain (Ospreys, Wales) #761

Tadhg Beirne (Munster Rugby, Ireland)

Justin Tipuric (Ospreys, Wales) – Back row #786

Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)



  1. Jamie George (Saracens, England) #819
  2. Wyn Jones (Scarlets, Wales)
  3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) #818
  4. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, England) #826
  5. Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby, Wales) #779
  6. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)
  7. Owen Farrell (Saracens, England) #780
  8. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, England) #816