Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones[3][4] OBE (born 19 September 1985) is a Welsh professional rugby union player who plays as a lock for the Ospreys and the Wales national team. He is the world's most-capped rugby union player, with 161 international appearances – 149 for Wales and 12 for the British & Irish Lions. Jones also holds the records for the most Wales caps and the most Wales caps as captain.

Alun Wyn Jones
Jones during a match against Harlequins, October 2008
Date of birth (1985-09-19) 19 September 1985 (age 36)
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight19 st 2 lb (122 kg)[1]
SchoolLlandovery College
UniversitySwansea University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Ospreys
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2006 Swansea 35 (15)
2005– Ospreys 248 (120)
Correct as of 5 October 2021
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2006 Wales U21 20 (5)
2006– Wales 149 (45)
2009, 2013,
2017, 2021
British & Irish Lions 12[2] (0)
Correct as of 18:20, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Jones is the current captain of Wales, former captain of the Ospreys, and is the captain of the British & Irish Lions in their 2021 tour to South Africa. He is one of only four players to have been selected to play on four Lions tours, in 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2021. He is one of seven Welsh players to have won three Grand Slams.[nb 1] He was named as the best player of the 2019 Six Nations Championship.

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