Ospreys third most capped player Alun Wyn Jones, has been awarded a testimonial season for 2017-2018. At two hundred and ten appearances he falls just shy of Duncan Jones, their most capped player, with two hundred and twenty three appearances.
A mere twenty four hours after touching back down on Welsh soil, the Ospreys captain was at the Liberty Stadium for the official launch evening surrounded by friends, family and by both former and current team-mates.
His career with the club has spanned over twelve years, captaining the side ninety nine times and scoring twenty one tries over that period.
— Ospreys (@ospreys) July 14, 2017
Speaking at the event Jones said:
“When I played my first game for the Ospreys, at the Liberty Stadium in August 2005, I could never have imagined that I’d still be here 12 years later.”
“I’m honoured to have been able to represent my home region for so long, and that they still want me here to be honest. I’m extremely grateful to the Ospreys Supporters Club who have made this Testimonial year possible, allowing me to help two outstanding causes that are very close to my family’s hearts.”
Roger Blyth, Chairman of Ospreys Rugby Club added:
“Alun Wyn is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve and everybody knows how much the Ospreys, his home region, means to him. Having received the request from the OSC to honour his commitment and dedication to the cause, we had absolutely no hesitation and wish him a successful year.”
Jones in total has one hundred and nineteen test caps to his name, one hundred and ten with Wales and nine with The British and Irish Lions. He also became one of only seven players ever to beat The All Blacks, South Africa and Australia with The Lions.
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