Payne ruled out for remainder of the Lion's tour

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By David Hunter

Ulster Rugby's Jared Payne will play no further part in the British and Irish Lions tour in New Zealand. 

Payne stayed in Wellington for tests after reporting a headache before the Hurricanes game last week.

British & Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland said: “While the findings of Jared’s tests have been normal he still has migraine and will not be fit to train until his symptoms have settled.

“The specialists are happy that the symptoms are not concussion related and he is expected to recover fully. We wish him a speedy recovery.”

Lions doctor Eanna Halvey said “Thankfully all his tests have been good - there's nothing concerning there -  but while he still has a headache he won’t be training,”.

"The specialist who saw him in Wellington is quite happy with him. We have a couple more minor tests to do which are still outstanding.”

The Lion's final Test on Saturday will decide the series after the side forced a dramatic comeback in Wellington on Saturday, after losing the first clash against the All Blacks.

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