Wales international lock Alun Wyn Jones has signed a new contract that will see him stay at Ospreys until the end of the 2015/16 season.

The 28-year-old has won 74 caps for Wales as well as six tests for the British and Irish Lions captaining the side in third and deciding test in Sydney that saw the Lions win 41-16 and win the tour of Australia.

Jones had previously been linked with a move to France after team mate Leigh Halfpenny signed a contract with the Top 14 side yesterday, but the new deal is good news for both Ospreys and Welsh rugby by keeping someone with Jones' experience.

The British and Irish Lions lock told BBC Sport: I'm very happy to resolve my future, which means I can now concentrate solely on my rugby.

"It's flattering to have received offers from elsewhere, but at this point in my career my focus is on being in the right environment to ensure the longevity of both my domestic and international career. It's important to me that I'm playing the right level of rugby."


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