Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones

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Alun Wyn Jones, 26, has already enjoyed a stellar rugby union career for club and for country. Swansea born and bred the versatile lock forward has made 130 appearances for The Ospreys, winning three Celtic Leagues in the process and an Anglo-Welsh Cup. Jones has also won 66 test caps for Wales, which includes the winning of two Grand Slams (including last season) and he played his part in Wales's impressive world cup run last autumn that saw them lose in the semi-final. A law graduate, Alun Wyn also made three test appearances for the British & Irish Lions in 2009 in South Africa, and will be a favourite to be selected in the second row for the 2013 tour to Australia next summer.

Since I last wrote, the Ospreys have moved up the RaboDirect Pro12 table and suffered a painful defeat in the Heineken Cup, and I've been wearing a fetching number sitting in a cold chamber experiencing temperatures of minus 150 degrees in Poland and now am preparing for the first of what should be four compelling autumn Tests...

By Alun Wyn Jones