Kelleher and Alun Wyn Jones
Ronan Kelleher will join-up with The British & Irish Lions touring party on Thursday 15 July.
The Irish hooker, who trained with the Lions squad in Jersey prior to the start of the Castle Lager Lions Series, will travel together with Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales) to Cape Town.
“I’m delighted to announce Ronan will join up with the squad,” said Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland.
“There’s no injuries with the three hookers out here, but we think it’s prudent to bring in cover in that position ahead of the Test series.”
British & Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones will start from the bench against the Stormers at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday after a remarkable return to the tour party following a dislocated shoulder.
Jones had been ruled out of the tour after being injured in the 28-10 victory over Japan in Edinburgh last month, but has proved his fitness and arrived in South Africa on Thursday.
Jones to rejoin Lions after recovering from injury