Leinster prop Cian Healy has been ruled out of the remainder of the British & Irish Lions tour after suffering extensive ankle ligament damage against the Western Force earlier this week…

The recovery time is expected to exceed the duration of the tour and he will return home on Sunday.

British & Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland said: ‘Firstly, our thoughts are with Cian. It has been a day of mixed emotions for him after being quite rightly being cleared of foul play but then the scan revealing the extent of the damage to his ankle. He has made a big contribution on and off the field in the last two weeks and we wish him well in his recovery.’

Scotland prop Ryan Grant has been called up from Scotland’s tour of South Africa.