Adam Jones rugby player
Adam Jones rugby player

Adam Jones

8th Mar 1981 1.83m/120kg Tighthead Prop

The shaggy haired prop has become synonymous with both Welsh and Ospreys rugby over the past decade. Since making his regional debut for the Ospreys in 2003, Jones’ has been thoroughly impressive and has earned the reputation as one of Europe’s foremost props.

Jones’ impressive form for the Ospreys would lead to international recognition for Wales, and, since his debut in 2003, Jones has earned eighty three caps and has been an integral part of three Welsh world cup squads as well being part of the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa. In 2013 Jones was once again included in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour Australia. Jones may well be the first name Gatland writes down when he sits down to select his starting XV for the first test.

Jones has become one of the best tight-head scrummagers in world rugby and his injury 4 years ago was one of the turning points of the second test along with the departure of O'Driscoll. In 2013 the three-time Grand Slam winning prop emulated fellow three-time winners Gareth Edwards and JPR Williams in also winning a Lions test series, when he was part of the squad which defeated Australia.

Joining Harlequins after retiring from international rugby and making 22 appearances for the Club, Jones signed an undisclosed contract extension with the club, which included a dual role as a player.

IN 2018, Jones decided to retire from professional rugby.

(LS July 4, 2018)

Career

R2fRSPlg British & Irish Lions
Tighthead Prop
2009 - 2013
ospreys Ospreys
Tighthead Prop
2003 - 2014
cardiff Cardiff Blues
Tighthead Prop
2014 - 2015
wales Wales
Tighthead Prop
2003 - 2015
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Tighthead Prop
2015 - 2015
22GMtO5n_400x400 Harlequins
Tighthead Prop
2015 - 2018