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Alun Wyn Jones 'is expected to be named Lions captain' when Warren Gatland selects his squad for South Africa tour on Thursday... with former Wales boss plumping for the 35-year-old veteran ahead of Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje Alun Wyn Jones is expected to be named as the British and Irish Lions captain  The Wales captain has emerged as favourite over Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell  The second row became the most-capped international player in rugby history  Lions head coach Warren Gatland will name his 36-man squad on Thursday 

By Ieuan Ivett For Mailonline

Published: 11:06 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 11:06 BST, 2 May 2021

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Alun Wyn Jones is widely expected to be named as the British and Irish Lions captain when Warren Gatland names his 36-man squad for South Africa on Thursday, according to the Telegraph.

The Wales captain has emerged as the clear favourite for the armband over England duo Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell, after leading Wayne Pivac's side to a Six Nations triumph.

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The second row became the most-capped international player in history over the past 12 months and has now amassed 157 appearances fro Wales and the Lions.

Alun Wyn Jones is widely expected to be named as the British and Irish Lions captain

Alun Wyn Jones is widely

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