Jones eager to return to domestic action

British & Irish Lions second row Alun Wyn Jones admits he'll never forget ending the 16-year wait for a series victory, but he's determined to fully focus on the Ospreys' start to the season. [more]

Jones eager to return to domestic action

British & Irish Lions second row Alun Wyn Jones admits he’ll never forget ending the 16-year wait for a series victory, but he’s determined to fully focus on the Ospreys’ start to the season.

The Ospreys begin their campaign against Treviso on Saturday, looking to make up for a disappointing season last time out when, as defending champions, they missed out on the play-offs.

Jones, who captained the Lions in the decisive third Test in Sydney, will again skipper the Ospreys this season and he can’t wait to get back out onto the rugby field.

“You can’t dwell on past achievements because it affects what goes on in the future,” said Jones.

“I approach the start of this season just like any other season. I’m still to prove my form and fitness to [Ospreys head coach] Steve [Tandy] for the selection of the black jersey. I’ve got to do that if I want to play for Wales this season.

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“Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy it and go to the functions if need be and say, ‘thank you very much’ and like anyone else be flattered when people say, ‘thank you’ but I have to get on with the season like any other season.

“I get a little bit of [getting noticed]. But as I say it’s very flattering and I just try to get on. It was nice to come home and get out of the cocoon.

“It’s nice that people don’t forget but you sort of want to get on with it and start playing.

“It would be nice to have the DVD so you can actually remember what happened. There were ten games but it feels you only played two or three because they all sort of merge into one in the end.”

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