Wales captain Jones decides future
NEWS: Alun Wyn Jones has announced a contract extension with the Welsh Rugby Union and the Ospreys, securing his future in Wales.
The world’s most capped international second row (134 international appearances – 125 for Wales plus nine British & Irish Lions caps) made the announcement that he has extended his deal through to June 2021.
Since making his debut for his hometown Region, Alun Wyn has become the Ospreys’ leading appearance holder, featuring 238 times for the region to date.
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I have some news I would like to share with you.
I’m happy to announce that I have signed a contract extension to June 2021 with the Welsh Rugby Union and Ospreys so will be playing at the Liberty… https://t.co/HS7y4PteWd
— Alun-Wyn Jones (@AlunWynJones) July 9, 2019
The Wales captain, who is preparing to head to Switzerland with the national squad this week for their first overseas RWC training camp, first signed a National Dual Contract back in March 2015. The announcement today allows Jones to fully focus on the team’s preparations and will also be a timely boost to incoming head coach Wayne Pivac.
“I’m really pleased to have announced the extension today [Tuesday] and to have been able to announce it directly to all those who have supported me throughout my career, especially all the Ospreys supporters.”
Jones said to his supporters: “I have some news I would like to share with you.
“I’m happy to announce that I have signed a contract extension to June 2021 with the Welsh Rugby Union and the Ospreys and will be playing at the Liberty Stadium for the foreseeable future.
“After serious consideration and taking stock of all options, it is the right decision for my career at this point in time, along with my personal ambitions on and off the field, my welfare and needs of my family.
“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to tell you directly, in particular to the Ospreys supporters and all those who have supported me during my career to date.
“Thanks Alun Wyn.”