Alun Wyn Jones has rejected a big-money offer in Japan, instead signing a contract extension with the Welsh Rugby Union and the Ospreys.
The skipper had been linked with the big money move by The Rugby Paper in their front page story back in March.
However, Announcing the news directly to supporters, the world’s most capped player (157 international caps, 148 for Wales), who led Wales to the 2021 Guinness Six Nations title, has extended his deal for another year, with options to further extend.
Jones is the Ospreys’ leading appearance holder, featuring 245 times for the Region to date.
Commenting on the announcement, Wales Head Coach, Wayne Pivac said; “I’m delighted that Alun’s contract extension has been announced in what is huge news for the game in Wales.
“Alun will go down as one of the greatest players of all time but he is still at the top of the game, performing and winning and he deserves the contract extension, he is an important part of our future.”
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