Ospreys confident Alun Wyn Jones will recommit

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The Ospreys are confident that Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will sign a new contract with them for another season.

The veteran second-row is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury which will see him miss out on this year’s Six Nations.

His contract with the Ospreys and the Welsh Rugby Union comes to an end at the completion of the 2021/2022 campaign.

Ospreys head coach Toby Booth was confident of retaining Jones’ services and when asked if the player would still be in the region for next season, he told the BBC: “Yes. I have nothing in my inbox to tell me otherwise.

“In the conversations I’ve had, I’ve had nothing to think that it’s going to be anything but that.”

Jones injured his shoulder against the All Blacks in the Autumn Nations Series in 2021.

Booth, however, did provide a positive update on the 36-year-old’s fitness.

“He is ticking along really well,” he said.

“The best things you can say to Al is that you are not going to make a deadline, and he will prove you wrong. He is ahead of schedule but it’s a long-term injury.

“For a normal person he is in front of where he should be.

“Where that return is, until you get into that space where you are back towards training and participating in some rugby, you don’t actually know.”

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