"Who's next?" - Five Wales internationals have now quit ahead of the World Cup - Ruck

“Who’s next?” – Five Wales internationals have now quit ahead of the World Cup

Wales boss Warren Gatland’s Rugby World Cup preparations so far have been nothing short of a disaster with five Internationals hanging up their international boots.

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This surge of recent retirements has led to fans fearing more yet follow before the 2023 Rugby World Cup kicks off.

One player fans will be hoping doesn’t quit is powerhouse number 8 Taulupe Faletau, whose future remains uncertain.

#1. Alun Wyn Jones

Jones has said he will not return to the Ospreys next season, ending 17 years at the Welsh region.

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

And speaking to a Barbarians podcast he suggested he may play on at club level.

“Whatever’s next, if something pops up, there might be something domestic, I won’t be back with the Ospreys,” said Jones.


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

“As I said in my statement, there was a dialogue going along and it was the right time essentially,” Jones told the podcast, before hinting he may play against Warren Gatland’s side in the autumn.

“There’s a game against Wales in November that the Baa-Baas have got as well, so you never know,” he added.

Alun Wyn Jones of Wales during the Wales Rugby Captains Run ahead of the Six Nations Match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium, London on 24 Feb 2023 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)