Wales and Ospreys second row forward Alun Wyn Jones has agreed to a contract extension
The 30-year-old has played 94 times for Wales and in six Tests for the British and Irish Lions
His current deal was set to expire at the end of the season
Alun Wyn Jones looks set to give Welsh rugby a massive new year’s boost ahead of the 2016 Six Nations by becoming the latest star name to extend his dual contract and stay with the Ospreys.
BBC Sport revealed that the lock had signed a new deal with confirmation of the new contract expected to follow soon, with Jones joining Dan Biggar and Rhys Webb in renewing his dual deal.
It is understood that clubs from around the world had shown an interest in securing the second rows signature, but he has decided to stay at Ospreys where he has been for the entirety of his career, making well over 200 appearances.
The news is great for the Liberty Stadium outfit as skipper Jones is a talismanic figure for the region. The Ospreys skipper displayed his leadership skills and qualities once again just last night as the Welsh side came from behind to beat Clermont in the Champions Cup.
It is also good news for Wales coach Warren Gatland, both regarding the player’s availability for all international duty and the fact he won’t have to be a wildcard pick.