Three years ago, Adam Jones retired from international rugby. This time, the Welsh rugby union player announced he would withdraw from playing rugby altogether after 18 years. Jones is happy with his incredible career, but thinks it’s time for him to hang up his boots.
This is not the last we’ll see from Jones, as he has plans to work as the Harlequins assistant forwards coach. Next season, we will see him shoulder to shoulder with the former England coach, and current Harlequin’s forwards coach, Graham Rowntree.
Adam started his rugby career with Neath and played for the team for three years. After that, Jones moved to Ospreys and soon was called up to join the Wales squad. He made his international debut appearance at the 2003 Six Nations Championship at the age of 22. Jones played for the Wales international team between 2003 and 2014. He also toured with British and Irish Lions in 2009 and 2013 and played for the Baa-Baas in 2015.
After parting from Ospreys, Adam spent one year with Cardiff Blues between 2014 and 2015. In 2015, he finally settled at the Harlequins club.
During his long and successful career, Jones won three Grand Slams and 95 caps for Wales. He also made five appearances for the Lions.
Commenting on his retirement from rugby and plans for the future, the UK betting sites long-time favourite, Jones said, “I've had a great career and never thought I'd go on to achieve what I have. But it's time to move onto the next chapter of my career and concentrate on coaching. Coaching is a route I have always wanted to go down, so this is an opportunity for me to work with and learn from two of the best in John Kingston and Graham Rowntree.”
“It's been an amazing career, a fantastic 18 years,” Jones added. We couldn’t agree more. We wish Jones all the success in his new role as the Harlequins assistant forwards coach.