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Warburton a Lions injury concern

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is to undergo a scan on Sunday after injuring his hamstring during the 16-15 second Test defeat against Australia in Melbourne.

The Wales flanker limped off 13 minutes from time as Australia gained a dramatic series-levelling victory to set up a decider in Sydney next Saturday.

The Lions announced that Warburton will remain in Melbourne on Sunday for the scan.

On Monday he will join up with the rest of the squad, who will now decamp to the Queensland surfers' resort of Noosa until Thursday.

Warburton reported immediately after the game that he had "a sore hamstring" and at this stage, he must be rated a doubt for the Sydney showdown.

Assistant coach Andy Farrell confirmed that an update on his fitness will be released on Monday.

"Coming off in a Test match like that is devastating. As a captain you want to be there for your troops and lead from the front, especially in the dying minutes of the game," Farrell said.

"He's disappointed with that, but he's in good spirits because we have a big week ahead of us with a Test match to win. He's gone for a scan and will find out the results later."


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