Wales and Ospreys second row Alun Wyn Jones signs contract extension
Alun Wyn Jones has signed an extension to his national dual contract
The Ospreys skipper’s current deal was due to expire at the end of this season
Jones joins regional and Wales team-mates Dan Biggar and Rhys Webb in renewing a dual deal
Inspirational second row Alun Wyn Jones has committed his future to Welsh rugby by signing a fresh national dual contract in what is major boost to both the Ospreys and Warren Gatland’s national squad.
The 30-year-old has won 94 caps and captained the 2013 British and Irish Lions in a series-clinching third Test against Australia.
Fly-half Dan Biggar was the first player to renew his dual contract on 4th December, with Rhys Webb following suit. Dual contracts are 60% funded by the WRU and 40% by the regions.
Jones said: “I’m very happy to be in a position to sign an NDC to continue playing in Wales for the Ospreys. I’m grateful to everybody involved for giving me the time to make the correct decision for myself, my family and my career.
“With my future now sorted I can continue to represent the Ospreys, my home region, and put myself in contention for selection for Wales.”
The Group Chief Executive of the WRU, Martyn Phillips, said: “Huge credit must go to the Ospreys for securing Alun Wyn for the next chapter of his career with Region.
“I’m convinced that their strong purpose, vision and ambition for the Region motivated Alun Wyn to stay rather than pursue other options that he may have had.
“In my mind he is right up there as a leader, on and off the pitch, in the game globally and its a significant boost to us all in Welsh rugby to see his commitment to the game in this country”