Two weeks after announcing the end of his international career, Welsh second line Alun Wyn Jones, holder of the world record for selections (170), announced on Friday that he would not play with the Ospreys next season.
“Whatever comes next, if something comes up, it will undoubtedly be something in my country. I won't be back with the Ospreys,” Alun Wyn Jones, 37, announced in a podcast, The Barbarians Show.
“But if there is nothing, I could already be quite satisfied with my career anyway, we will see what happens over the next few months,” added the former captain of Wales and the Lions. British and Irish, who has not ruled out that his career will end completely this summer.
After making his debut with Swansea, a club which merged with Neath in the early 2000s to give birth to the Ospreys, Wyn Jones has worn the South Wales team jersey continuously since 2005, totaling more of 250 games.
Jones was in the first group announced by coach Warren Gatland to prepare for the next World Cup in France at the end of the summer, but he announced that he would end his international career at the same time as his teammates Justin Tipuric and Rhys Webb .
He participated in seventeen years in 158 test matches with the XV Leek and 12 with the British and Irish Lions.
The stainless captain of Wales has won the Six Nations Tournament five times (2008, 2012, 2013, 2019, 2021), signing three Grand Slams in the process.
Jones also appeared at four World Cups between 2007 and 2019, reaching the last four in 2011 and 2019.