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“Swapping Sides” – Alun Wyn Jones Will Play for Two Teams In One Day Tomorrow

Alun Wyn Jones is continuing his Barbarians tour in style, with reports circulating that the 37-year-old will play for both sides, in tomorrow’s match against Swansea RFC. Alun Wyn Jones began his senior rugby career at Swansea, and is expected to have a starring role in the club’s 150th Anniversary Celebration match.

Alun Wyn Jones, Captain of Barbarians takes the final conversion during the The Killik Cup Match between Barbarians and World XV at Twickenham Stadium on 28 May 2023. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

AWJ recently ran out in the famous black and white of the Barbarians for the first time last weekend, as he led Eddie Jones’ side to lift the Killik Cup, after a thrilling 48-42 victory over the World XV. Jones took two conversion attempts in the enjoyable 14-try spectacle, but sliced both efforts at the Twickenham posts.

Ex-Cardiff boss John Mulvihill will be the Barbarians Head Coach, as he takes over the reigns from Eddie Jones. Mulvihill spoke with BBC Sport about Jones’ expected ‘double-shift’ tomorrow evening.

Alun Wyn Jones, Captain of Barbarians during the The Killik Cup Match between Barbarians and World XV at Twickenham Stadium on 28 May 2023. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

“You’ll probably see him in an All Whites jersey in the second half,” said Mulvihill. “He might lead the Swansea team out at half-time. “I was still taken aback that he wanted to play. He said ‘it’s in my parish and I want to play against my team'”

Alun Wyn Jones continues what may be a farewell tour, as the all-time leading international capped player announced his step down from the Wales squad ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The legendary British Lion also sees his Osprey’s club contract expire later this year.

Even after making 158 caps for Wales and 12 for the British and Irish Lions, Mulvihill believes that Jones has more gas in left in the tank.

Alun Wyn Jones, Captain of Barbarians lifts the Killik Cup after the The Killik Cup Match between Barbarians and World XV at Twickenham Stadium on 28 May 2023. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

“I don’t think it’s going to be his sign-off, he’s got a few miles to go yet,” said Mulvihill.

“He’s done everything in the game for Wales and the British and Irish Lions, 17 years as a professional Test player. He’s massive, people around the world know who Al is.”


Alun Wyn Jones reveals new business with retirement fast approaching

The 37-year-old, who participated in his 17th Six Nations earlier this year, has established a new business venture as he nears the end of his career.

Jones’ off-the-field move into the drinks industry has seen him create a coffee-infused rum named Mimosa.

The brand celebrates the pioneering spirit of the Welsh people who embarked on a life-changing voyage to Patagonia in Argentina in the 19th century.


That voyage began in 1865 when a ship named the Mimosa set sail from Liverpool with 153 passengers on board who dreamed of establishing Welsh-speaking communities in Patagonia.

George North give it a tremendous review, saying: “It tastes 😍”

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Stuart Hogg

After confirming his retirement, Hogg said in a statement: “A new career beckons and I will attack in the same manner as I play the game.”

The Scotland legend has revealed he isn’t too keen on coaching, but will remain in the game as a pundit after making his debut on BBC during the 2023 Six Nations.


Sources tell RUCK that BT Sport (soon to be TNT Sports) are keen. to recruit the fullback as a key part of their 2023/24 Premiership coverage.


He is the co-owner of steak house Finsbay Flatiron in Glasgow.

The focus for Finsbay Flatiron is steak, specialising in 8oz flat irons (as the name suggests) and steaks from £8 on weekdays and £10 on weekends, as well as sides like mac and cheese and triple cooked chips.


He’s a director of a distillery named Maiden Batch.

Caulker’s is a collaborative effort between five Glasgow men, two of whom happen to be British Lions and Scotland rugby internationals, Hogg and Alastair Kellock. The bottle is signed by all five.

Jack Nowell

The England and Exeter Chiefs winger is the co-owner of The Swordfish Inn back in his hometown of Cornwall.

Sitting on the harbourfront, the pub has been a favourite of local fishermen, artists and visitors alike for as long as anyone cares to remember and is well-known for its rugged charm and atmosphere.

He is also a director of MUSTARD Clothing.