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Adam Jones: "My top 3 career highlights"

Wales International rugby star Adam Jones announced over the weekend that he was hanging up his International boots.

With 95 welsh caps and having been an integral part of two British & Irish Lions squads, ITV Wales caught up with the prop to find out what has been his top 3 career highlights....

  • No 1 - Wales v England 2013 - his personal contribution on the pitch
  • No 2 - 2013 Lions Tour 3rd Test - sharing it with two special team mates
  • No 3 - 2011 RWC - Ireland 10 - 22 Wales - the underdog feeling!

Wagg signs to 2017 and wants cricket silverware

All-rounder Graham Wagg has signed a contract extension with Glamorgan which keeps him at the county until 2017.

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Wagg joined the Welsh county in 2010 and enjoyed a successful summer last year. Hugh Morris, Glamorgan chief executive said, “We are pleased to have secured his services and Graham’s commitment to our cause is a timely boost as our preparations for the new season step up over the course of the coming weeks.”

Graham said, "I came to Glamorgan to help the Club win silverware. We haven't got there yet, but the Club is ambitious and keen for success and my own personal ambitions have not changed since I arrived here."

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Gatland thanks Jones for contribution to Welsh rugby

Wales coach Warren Gatland has thanked Adam Jones for his contribution to Wales, and has offered best wishes for his future in the game.

The prop announced his retirement from the international stage on Twitter earlier today.

I want to thank Adam for his achievement in winning 95 caps for Wales and earning five test appearances for the British and Irish Lions.

There is no doubt that Adam has played a huge part in Wales' success. He has three Grand Slams and a Championship to his name. That is an unbelievable record.

He made a big impact and contribution on the international stage and we all wish him well for his future career with the Cardiff Blues

– Warren Gatland

Jones thanks fans after announcing retirement

Jones was also overlooked for the autumn internationals earlier this season Credit: PA

Wales prop Adam Jones has announced his retirement from international rugby - just five days after being left out of this year's Six Nations squad.

As well as being a triple Grand Slam winner, the 33-year-old won 95 caps for Wales and 5 as a British and Irish Lion.

Before the squad was announced, Jones had been strongly backed to earn a recall, especially when Scarlets forward Rhodri Jones was ruled out of the entire tournament due to a shoulder injury.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Jones said he'd made up his mind before Christmas that he'd step down if he failed to make the Six Nations cut.

I told myself then that I would train as hard as I can and get as fit as I can. If it didn't happen, then I'll call it a day.

It's obviously not the way I would want to finish, it's not how I planned it in my head, and I hope no-one thinks I'm simply quitting.

– Adam Jones

Today he took to Twitter to thank Welsh fans for their support.

Jones will continue to play for the Cardiff Blues, who secured a place in the European Challenge Cup quarter-final yesterday.

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Weekend football: Cardiff, Wrexham & Newport

Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham were all in action

Cardiff lost to Reading this afternoon in the FA Cup. The Bluebirds' Kenwyne Jones scored 1 goal, but the final score at the City Stadium was 2-1.

In League Two, Newport lost their match against Northampton 3-0, and in the FA trophy Wrexham drew 1-1.

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