Former Wales captain appointed to WRPA role

Former Wales captain appointed to WRPA role

Former Wales captain Ryan Jones has been appointed as a non-executive member of the Welsh Rugby Players Association (WRPA).

The 39-year-old played 75 Tests for Wales and captained his country 33 times in an international career which included three Grand Slams. He also won four league titles with Ospreys in 150 appearances for the region.

"It's a great time to get involved with the WRPA," said Jones.



"They have made progress recently and have done incredible work representing their members in a difficult time."




"It is evident they are becoming an influential and professional association," continued Jones.



"They have a clear plan of where they are heading and I hope my own experiences of the game can help them in this journey.



"Player welfare and representation is crucial and I am confident they will continue to drive forward in these areas.



"I want to continue to give back to the game that has given so much to me, and am determined to help players currently playing but also those transitioning out of the game."




The WRPA are designed to represent, develop, promote and protect professional rugby players in Wales. There are two players from each region on the executive committee with Ospreys forward James King having replaced Ken Owens as chairman.

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