All members of the British and Irish Lions squad have received their first coronavirus vaccinations ahead of the summer tour to South Africa.

Eight Ireland players were named in the squad head coach Warren Gatland earlier this month, with Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray among the backs, while Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson and Andrew Porter make up the forward contingent.

Players visited a site in London on Wednesday to be given the Pfizer jab with only Scotland fly-half Finn Russell missing as he is based at Racing 92 in Paris and has already been vaccinated.

The Lions are hopeful that all 37 players will get their second vaccinations by the end of their pre-tour training camp in Jersey, which begins on 14 June and leads into the warm-up game against Japan at Murrayfield on 26 June.

Gatland and his management team are already advanced in their vaccination programme.