Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Jones commits to Ospreys

Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones

Wales star Ryan Jones has signed a new long-term contract with the Ospreys.

The Ospreys' announcement comes just five days after Jones captained Wales in their 16-16 draw against Fiji - and was then told that hooker Matthew Rees would reclaim the job for this weekend's appointment with New Zealand.

The 29-year-old's new regional deal though, will keep him at the Swansea-based side until 2014.

Back-row forward Jones, who made his Ospreys debut more than six years ago, has won 45 Wales caps and played in three Tests for the British and Irish Lions.

"Obviously, I am delighted that I've been able to agree this new contract and get everything signed up," he said.

"I've always had fantastic support from everybody involved with the Ospreys, and it's where I feel is home, not only for me, but also for my family.

"The Ospreys are my region, my team, and that will always be the case even when I've finished playing.

"I still believe that we are on the verge of something special with the set-up we have here.

"The players and the coaches are working hard together, and I want to be a part of it. I don't want to play anywhere else, this is where I want to see out my career."

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