Ryan Jones is one of Wales’ greatest ever players, winning 3 Grand Slams in 2005 and as captain in 2008 and 2012. He recently retired from rugby, having played at number 8, blindside flanker and second row for Bristol.

He won 75 caps for Wales, featuring in three Six Nations Grand Slam-winning teams, He also played in all three Tests for the 2005 British and Irish Lions against New Zealand. Ryan Jones was forced into retirement by injury in August after sustaining a shoulder injury which required surgery. He enjoyed a impressive career, winning a record four league titles with the Ospreys (who he also captained), and the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Ryan began his senior career with Newport, appeared for Cardiff Met, Bridgend, the now-defunct Celtic Warriors and Ospreys before joining English Championship club Bristol towards the tail-end of the 2013-14 campaign. Ryan has a BSc (Hons) degree from UWIC (now Cardiff Metropolian University) and was made an Honorary Fellow in 2008.

The 34-year-old will be part of ITV Wales’ punditry team over the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Did you know, Ryan:

  • Played football for Bristol City as a goalkeeper until he was 14

 

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