Iconic former Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones is regarded the world over as one of the greatest players of his generation.
Ending his seventeen-year career with 158 test caps for Wales with a further 12 for the Lions, Jones is far and away the most capped player of all time.
Despite being 37-years-old, Jones’s retirement from international rugby ahead of the 2023 World Cup raised some eyebrows earlier in the summer.
Yet, with all of the financial uncertainty surrounding Welsh Rugby combined with a changing of the guard amongst the playing group. Jones took the decision to move on to fulfil a dream of his to play in the French Top 14.
Signing for powerhouse club Toulon, Jones has become an instant hit in the South of France in a league that values experience.
Whilst Jones has initially signed a short-term agreement that covers the World Cup period, there are reports that he may well stay longer.
Whilst his experience during the match is clearly invaluable, Jones’s personality as one of the true gentlemen in the sport will likely help his cause further.
Immediately endearing himself to the locals, a video has surfaced of Jones picking up rubbish from the Stade Mayol turf, much to the appreciation of the home crowd.
For neutral fans, getting to watch one of the game’s legends continue his career is a privilege that will only truly be understood when it is all said and done.