Alun Wyn Jones commits to Welsh Rugby Union and Ospreys

Alun Wyn Jones has played 134 Tests
Alun Wyn Jones has played 134 Tests
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Lock Alun Wyn Jones has committed his immediate future with Wales after signing a new deal with the Welsh Rugby Union and Ospreys.

The 33-year-old is already the most capped second-row player in the history of the game with 134 Test appearances - 125 for Wales and nine for the British and Irish Lions. He has also represented Wales in 53 Six Nations games and 15 World Cup matches that came across 2007, 2011 and 2015 editions.

Wyn Jones was appointed the captain of Wales ahead of the 2017 Six Nations tournament when he replaced Sam Warburton and led his side to a Grand Slam victory during the 2019 edition where he was also named the player of the championship through a public vote.

"I have some news I would like to share with you," Wyn Jones wrote on his Instagram account.

"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 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."

Wyn Jones made his professional rugby debut with Ospreys in 2015 and has played 238 times for the Liberty Stadium outfit - which is also the most for any player in the history of the club/

"Today's announcement is fantastic news for us as a club and all Ospreys and Wales supporters," said Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke.

"Alun Wyn is a man I have the upmost respect for; he is greatly admired not just because of what he's achieved and what he represents as a local boy playing for his home region and country but importantly because of the ambition and level of performance he consistently displays.

"He's a tremendous individual and a winner with a deep hunger for the Ospreys to be successful on and off the field. Alun Wyn has spent his entire career with the Ospreys and I expect him to continue his legacy as a player and well beyond his playing days."

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