Sunday 19 November 2017

Scarlets captain and Lions hooker Ken Owens ruled out of Pro 12 semi-final with Leinster

Ken Owens of Wales reacts during the Six Nations tournament Rugby Union match between France and Wales at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, on March 18, 2017. (Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Ken Owens of Wales reacts during the Six Nations tournament Rugby Union match between France and Wales at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, on March 18, 2017. (Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Andrew Baldock

British and Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens has been ruled out of the Scarlets' Guinness PRO12 play-off clash against Leinster on Friday.

The Scarlets said Wales international Owens had suffered an ankle injury.

Scotland flanker John Barclay will captain the Scarlets in Owens' absence.

The Lions, meanwhile, leave for their 10-game New Zealand tour on May 29.

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