Former Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones confirms Ospreys exit

Alun Wyn Jones has played more than 250 times for Ospreys
Alun Wyn Jones has played more than 250 times for Ospreys

Former Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones has confirmed that he will be leaving Ospreys ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Jones recently announced his retirement from international rugby despite being named in the Rugby World Cup training squad. He has 170 Test appearances to his name which is the most for any player at international level.

Following his retirement announcement, the 37-year-old went on to captain Barbarians in the encounter against World XV and then his club Swansea.

“Whatever’s next, if something pops up, there might be something domestic. I won’t be back with the Ospreys,” Jones told The Barbarians Show podcast.

“But if nothing does, I can be pretty happy with my innings anyway, but we will see what comes in the next few months.”

Jones commenced his career with the Ospreys in 2005 and eventually assumed the role of captain, accumulating over 250 appearances for the team.

During the 2019 World Cup in Japan, the second-row forward Jones surpassed former prop Gethin Jenkins to set a new record for the most caps earned by a Welsh player. Moreover, he surpassed the cap record held by Richie McCaw, the World Cup-winning captain of New Zealand, who had amassed 148 caps.