5. Joe is a good bloke
A change of pace with this story. Legendary Wales prop Adam Jones was in the midst of pre-season in San Francisco when news broke of his mother’s sudden death in August 2016.
une Jones, 65, suffered fatal injuries as a result of a tragic accident and the 35-year-old recalls the moment he the news was broken to him by his wife.
“I was enjoying my pre-season, I got through the initial couple of weeks,” revealed Jones.
“The morning I found out — and I know he hasn’t got the best reputation in Wales — I was sharing with Joe Marler and if he hadn’t been there, I would have been in a heck of a mess. I would have really struggled,”.
“He was up with me at 4am sorting stuff out, getting me whatever I needed.
“He took me to get breakfast. Joe was brilliant with me that morning.”