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Jones braced for busy summer

Jones braced for busy summer

British & Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones is gearing up for a busy few months – but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

British & Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones is gearing up for a busy few months – but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Jones, who toured South Africa with the Lions in 2009 and played a valuable role in the series victory in Australia four years later, is in the thick of a title race with club side Ospreys.

When that concludes – ideally with a final on May 30 – attentions will switch to the World Cup.

Jones boasts 89 caps for his country, with six Lions Tests taking his tally to 95, and will be hoping to edge towards 100 by driving Wales to their maiden World Cup trophy.

Once that is over Ospreys duties are just around the corner again but the 29-year-old is relishing the prospect of an action-packed summer.

“This year with the World Cup – if I’m selected – then its three weeks off and then straight into camp and after that, if it goes well, it’ll be a week or two then into the season,” he told Wales Online.

“It’s pretty non-stop but it’s a great life to be having and to be playing a game you love. Not switching off isn’t a big issue for me, though it probably is for the family and the wife. But they’ve got me forever when I retire.

“I am late 20s now and even though I hopefully have quite a few years left, there are finite opportunities to win trophies. I have a few holes on my CV I am keen to fill up and that’s more daunting than anything else for me.”

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