Alun-Wyn Jones: Decision to stay in Wales 'the best fit'

Second row Alun-Wyn Jones has spoken for the first time about his decision to buck the trend of Wales internationals leaving the domestic game. His new contract with the Ospreys will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until after the 2015 World Cup.

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Ospreys "delighted" with Alun Wyn Jones extension

Ospreys have announced their delight at Alun Wyn Jones's decision to sign a new contract, keeping him with the Pro 12 club until after the next Rugby World Cup.

After making his debut in 2005, the lock has made 159 appearances for the club and has become a mainstay in the Welsh national side.

“Alun Wyn has been, and continues to be, a fantastic servant to this region and is a true role model to those around him. A natural leader, he demands the highest standards of himself and everybody in this environment, and it will be a better place with him around in the coming seasons.

“Given the uncertainty that still surrounds the game in Wales in general, we’ve given Alun Wyn reassurances regarding his future options, but it is fantastic news that he is staying at the Liberty Stadium.” - Andy Lloyd, Rugby Operations Manager at the Ospreys.

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Alun Wyn Jones signs new Ospreys contract

Alun Wyn Jones in action for Wales Credit: PA photo

Alun Wyn Jones has signed a new contract to keep him at the Ospreys until 'after the next world cup', the region have confirmed. The 28-year-old, who's won 74 caps for Wales, captained the Lions in the series-winning third test against Australia last Summer.

Yesterday, fellow Lions star Leigh Halfpenny became the latest Wales international to announce he was leaving the domestic scene to play in France.