Lions stars aim to complete Gatland and Jones legacy with South Africa series win

LIONS stars are out to complete the Warren Gatland and Alun Wyn Jones dynasty with a historic win in Cape Town tonight.

Boss Gatland and skipper Jones are on their fourth and final tours — but neither have won a series against South Africa.

Warren Gatland and Alun Wyn Jones are most-likely taking part in their last Lions games

Jones plays his 12th Test in a row after his miracle recovery from a dislocated shoulder.

And Gatland, an assistant here in 2009, looks to sign off from his three tours as the head coach undefeated.

Fly-half Dan Biggar said: “His legacy on his CV speaks for itself. For us to get on the right side of the scoreboard would only add to it.

“From a player’s point of view, you get worked extremely hard by Gats.

“There are very few soft training days or free days or days to put your feet up and relax. You also get to the business end of trophies.

“With Wales we won trophies, we’ve achieved huge amounts and been in big games. You don’t mind putting it in if you are getting that in return.”

Biggar, 31, added: “I have worked with Gats for 12 years and he has given me so much in the game in terms of the majority of my 90-odd caps and two Lions tours.

“I owe a huge amount to him.”

Skipper Jones, 35, is the world’s most-capped player and steps out for an amazing 160th time tonight.

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After his sensational injury return in just three weeks, Biggar joked: “I would not be surprised if he is back in four years’ time the way that he is going and driving things!”

But the Wales fly-half also insisted their leader was not letting them get emotional about beating the Boks and making it about a big send-off for him.

Biggar added: “If that was the chat among the group then Al would squash it pretty quickly and make sure it is about the team and winning on Saturday.

Alun Wyn Jones performed miracles to feature in South Africa after dislocating his shoulder

“That’s far more important than anything about him.

“That’s the way Al is and the way he has played his whole career.

“It’s pretty scary to go 12 consecutive Tests on the bounce, on top of whatever else he has achieved.

“It is a ridiculous achievement —in the position that he plays as well. It’s pretty impressive.

“He deserves every accolade he gets but he is very much a team man first.

“He will want us to make sure that we do it for the group that we have got here as opposed to any individual.”

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