Leading the British & Irish Lions to victory over Australia in a deciding third Test would be the highlight of any rugby player’s career but Alun Wyn Jones insists he is looking forwards not backwards.
The Welsh lock captained the Lions in the absence of injured countryman Sam Warburton as they beat the Aussies 41-16 at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney to secure the series Down Under.
The full Lions squad reconvened earlier this week for a reception at 10 Downing Street with Prime Minister David Cameron, but despite enjoying the chance to catch up with his teammates in red, Wyn Jones is fully focused on life back in an Ospreys shirt.
The 27-year-old is due to make his comeback for the PRO12 outfit on Saturday when they take on Edinburgh at the Liberty Stadium this evening, and admitted he is looking forward to life getting back to normal.
“I will look back with fond memories of the tour but I don’t think the significance will sink in properly until I have stopped playing,” said Wyn Jones.
“I think it is dangerous to look back when you are in the sport because that can have a detrimental effect to what is in front.
“It was nice to see everyone again at Downing Street and hear everyone’s stories. Some boys are injured, some have been back playing and some haven’t. We are all at different stages but we have one common thing we can look back on and have a wry smile.
“But for me it is now about finding normality and getting on with the season. I just want to get on with the season now and try to get back into a black [Ospreys] jersey and a red [Wales] jersey in the autumn.”