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'A true warrior. He demands excellence from himself and others around him. He has had success and disappointment, joy and sadness.
People think they know him but unless you read this book you will never know the REAL Alun Wyn Jones.'Warren Gatland'A once in a generation player & leader and of the all time great Wales and Lions players.'Sam Warburton'A brilliant rugby player, an incredible leader, fierce competitor and great person. Combined they give you one of the greatest players of all time. He is a leader in everything he does.
In how he plays, how he competes, how he represents where he comes from and in how he treats people. It was an honour it was to play with and against him.'Paul O'Connell'Unbelievable player. Magnificent captain.
One of the game's greatest icons.'James Haskell, former England rugby player'Alun's consistency over such a long time has been amazing, an incredible career.'Martin Johnson, former England rugby captain and World Cup winner'An exceptional player and leader of men. One of the best captains I ever played against.'Dylan Hartley, former England rugby captain'A classic leader of men and a phenomenal rugby player.'Sean Fitzpatrick, former All Blacks captain'Superman!'Olivier Magne, former French rugby captainAlun Wyn Jones is the most capped rugby player of all time. Seen by many as one of the greatest ever Welsh players, he has won three Grand Slams for Wales and was named the best player of the 2019 Six Nations Championship.
Born in Swansea, AWJ made his test debut for Wales in June 2006 against Argentina, and came to prominence in the 2007 campaign before Wales won the Grand Slam in 2008. And he has not looked back. In March 2009 against Italy he captained the Welsh side for the first time before being selected on the 2009 Lions Tour of South Africa.
He was subsequently selected for the 2013 Lions Tour of Australia and the 2017 Lions Tour of New Zealand. On 31 October 2020, against Scotland, he became the most capped rugby player of all time, with 149 caps. Brilliant, honest and combative, his autobiography, written with Tom Fordyce, is the story of one of the most compelling and singular figures in rugby.
Told with unflinching honesty, this is the ultimate book for all fans of the sport.