Alun Wyn Jones signs new Wales NDC

Wales and Ospreys lock Alun Wyn Jones has re-signed his National Dual Contract (NDC), pledging his long-term future to club and country.

Jones is six caps away from 100 for Wales, having made his debut in 2006 and helped Wales to the Six Nations title in 2008, 2012 and 2013, completing the Grand Slam in the first two.

And he is poised to move closer to a century of caps, with Wales coach Warren Gatland naming him in the Six Nations squad as they attempt to wrest the trophy from the grasp of Ireland, who have won the last two titles.

The 30-year-old has also featured at the last three Rugby World Cups and has six caps for the British and Irish Lions.

Jones is third in Ospreys' all-time list for appearances with 197, scoring 18 tries.

And, after penning his new contract, he said: "I'm very happy to be in a position to sign an NDC to continue playing in Wales for the Ospreys. 

"I'm grateful to everybody involved for giving me the time to make the correct decision for myself, my family and my career.

"With my future now sorted I can continue to represent the Ospreys, my home region, and put myself in contention for selection for Wales."