"Numerous clubs" - Alun Wyn Jones could make shock move to the Gallagher Premiership - Ruck

“Numerous clubs” – Alun Wyn Jones could make shock move to the Gallagher Premiership

Former Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones could be Premiership-bound after the legendary second-row confirmed that he would not be returning to Ospreys for the 2023/24 season.

The world’s most capped rugby player, who recently announced the end of his international career, has also hinted that he may play against Wales in November.

In a conversation with a Barbarians podcast, Jones expressed his thoughts on continuing at the club level, stating, “Whatever’s next, if something pops up, there might be something domestic, I won’t be back with the Ospreys.

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

RUCK sources have linked Jones, who has never played outside of Wales, with moves all over the world, owing to his legendary status.

According to the same sources, potential suitors for Jones include Leicester Tigers, Harlequins, and Exeter Chiefs.


Additionally, there are rumours that Bristol Bears may be interested in signing him, provided they can accommodate the highest capped forward of all time within their already stretched salary cap.

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Stuart Lancaster

The former England boss, who has seen his reputation go through the roof since the disastrous 2015 World Cup, will leave Leinster to become director of rugby at French club Racing 92 at the end of this season.

Lancaster has been Irish province’s senior coach since 2016, working under head coach Leo Cullen, while he spent four years as England boss before stepping down after in 2015.

During his time with Leinster, the Irish province won the Heineken Champions Cup in 2018 and four PRO14 titles.

Will Greenwood believes Lancaster deserves to have a second crack at the England job one day.

“I honestly believe he would be better a second time around,” said Greenwood.

“Failure is a vital part of success. Sir Clive Woodward probably would have lost his job in today’s climate after what happened in 1999 but he came back to win four years later. Graham Henry won the 2011 World Cup after being given another chance.

“Would Stuart want to come back? That is another question entirely.

“I haven’t asked him but I suspect the answer is yes. Stuart may be unassuming and softly-spoken but he is also a competitive animal. And a proud man. 

“I say this as a friend but he always looks good, if you know what I mean. He is a bloke who looks after himself physically. And he backs himself.”