Wales and Ospreys legend Alun Wyn Jones will play for the Barbarians and Swansea in their friendly clash at St Helen’s on Wednesday.
The 37-year-old, who recently announced his retirement from international rugby, turned out for the Barbarians against the World XV over the weekend.
Jones attempted goal-kicking in the Twickenham fixture and now looks set for another interesting 80 minutes to celebrate Swansea’s 150th anniversary.
Barbarians head coach John Mulvihill revealed that the most capped player in international rugby is set to play a half for both the Baa-baas and Swansea.
Jones to play for both teams
“You’ll probably see him in an All Whites jersey in the second half,” he told BBC Sport, with the Ospreys later confirming the rumours to be true on Twitter.
“He might lead the Swansea team out at half-time.
“I was still taken aback that he wanted to play. He said ‘it’s in my parish and I want to play against my team’.”
Despite winning 158 caps for Wales and 12 for the British & Irish Lions, Sunday’s meeting against the World XV was Jones’ first Barbarians appearance.
And while the second-row’s future with Wales was ended in shock fashion last week, Mulvihill is confident Jones will feature for the Ospreys next season.
“I don’t think it’s going to be his sign-off, he’s got a few miles to go yet,” he said.
“He’s done everything in the game for Wales and the British and Irish Lions, 17 years as a professional Test player. He’s massive, people around the world know who Al is.”
Lloyd Williams signs for Ealing
In other news from Wales, international scrum-half Lloyd Williams has found a new club for next season after joining English outfit Ealing Trailfinders.
Williams was recently released by United Rugby Championship team Cardiff and the 33-year-old has been snapped up by the side from the Championship.
“I’m looking forward to next season, I’m moving to Ealing Trailfinders,” he told BBC Sport, with Williams also playing for the Baa-Baas on Wednesday.
“I’m excited for the move, it’s something different for me. It’ll be different, I’ve been at Cardiff for a long time.
“But it’s a challenge that I really wanted at some point in my career and I felt like now was the right time to make that move.”
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