Tendai Mtawarira makes bold comment about Alun Wyn Jones - it's sad, but true - Ruck

Tendai Mtawarira makes bold comment about Alun Wyn Jones – it’s sad, but true

Springbok legend Tendai Mtawarira has called for Alun Wyn Jones to retire following an underwhelming second-half performance against the All Blacks.

The loosehead-prop wrote on Twitter: “Alun Wyn Jones about time to retire…a good dancer knows when to leave the dance floor…I am sure there is a young Welsh lock waiting for his turn in that jersey,”

He wasn’t the only one thinking it as fans comment showed.

One fan wrote: “Alun Wyn Jones pedestrian in filling the defensive space.”

“Why won’t Wales let Alun Wyn Jones retire? His arthritis must be flaring up right now,” commented a second

A third wrote: “Alun Wyn Jones coming on to play with two wingers who were 5 and 6 years old when he made his debut,:”

“Alun Wyn Jones must be at least 46 years of age,” commented another.

“Seriously who else thinks Alun Wyn Jones is actually a clone and the original is actually 80,” said another.

Alun Wyn Jones ranks his top three locks

Alun Wyn Jones has named the top three second-rowers he has come up against throughout his stellar career – with one legendary South African making his list.

#1. Paul O’Connell

  • Born October 20, 1979, Limerick
  • Major teams British and Irish Lions, Munster, Ireland
  • Caps 115
  • Position Lock

The Irish second row was certainly blessed with special rugby powers having been one of the world’s leading tight forwards for more than a decade. A three-times Lions who captained the tour of South Africa in 2009.

Alun Wyn Jones said: “We got to know each other very well as team-mates with the Lions and opponents for our clubs and countries. You cannot shy away from how effective the guy was in his position.”

Source: The Rugby Paper

Paul O’Connell facts:

  1. The lock was given the Freedom of Limerick City in 2012
  2. O’Connell was awarded Irish Sports Book of the Year in 2016 for The Battle
  3. He was good at swimming as a child and only turned to rugby at the age of 16
  4. O’Connell scored eight tries and played 108 Tests for Ireland from 2002 to 2015
  5. He played on three British & Irish Lions tours and captained the team for the 2009 tour to South Africa. Overall, he played seven Tests across the 2005, 2009 and 2013 tours.