Injury forces North, Henshaw out of Lions tour

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:10

INJURY UPDATE: Welsh wing George North and Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw have both been ruled out of the rest of the British and Irish Lions tour in New Zealand with injuries.

The B&I Lions management said North and Henshaw both picked up the injuries during their team's 31-all draw with the Hurricanes this past Tuesday and would return home.

North tore a hamstring and Henshaw ripped a pectoral muscle.

The Hurricanes game was the last of the Lions' mid-week matches, with only two Tests remaining on the tour, including one in Wellington this Saturday.

North scored a try against the Hurricanes and the giant wing was considered an outside chance of figuring in the remaining Tests as coach Warren Gatland looks for a greater physical presence.

The Lions trail 0-1 in the three-Test series.

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