Wales international Alun Wyn Jones has been awarded the Freedom of the City for his hometown of Swansea.

The Wales captain said he was ''humbled'' to receive the accolade.

Speaking at the ceremony, Jones joked,“This has been one of the more difficult days of my career. I’m used to appearing with 14 other guys on the pitch and using them to lean on!"

Jones said he was ''humbled'' to receive the award Credit: Swansea Council

Jones is Wales’ second most-capped Welsh player on 125 caps, behind Gethin Jenkins on 129. He captained the British Lions in the historic tour-winning test against Australia in 2013. He was also in the side that secured the famous drawn series against New Zealand in 2017.

Other recipients of the Freedom of the City include Wales football stars Chris Coleman and John Charles.

Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart praised the rugby star's skill and his work to bring a new attraction to the city.

He has done a lot of work behind the scenes for our city, helping attract Skyline, the New Zealand company which is looking at a new site on Kilvey Hill. Alun Wyn Jones; thank you for the work you have been doing for the city.

Rob Stewart, Swansea Council Leader