Wales and British and Irish Lions tighthead prop Adam Jones has signed a two-year contract extension with his home region the Ospreys and will stay at the Liberty Stadium until at least 2014.
The front row legend said that he never really considered moving and is excited about this next chapter in his career.
"Obviously I’m delighted to have sorted out a new deal, which means that I’ll continue playing for my home region for another two years. This is where I always wanted to be next season and now it’s all done, I just want to get on with the job, which is to help the Ospreys be the best we can be.
Jones added that although results at the moment have not been ideal, he is confident that they will bounce back soon and urged fans to keep the faith.
"I can understand that fans may be frustrated at the moment but I genuinely think we are going in the right way. It's important that we have everyone going in one direction together, with everybody, youngsters and older players alike understanding that we're in this as a team.
"I've been a part of the region for a long time, first at Neath and then with the Ospreys, and although I've done a lot of things, there is still plenty I want to achieve with the Ospreys. I'm still ambitious, as are the Ospreys, and I'm excited about what we could achieve together over the coming seasons," he said.
Hailing from Abercrave, Jones was one of the 'originals', joining the Ospreys from Neath RFC following the inception of regional rugby in 2003. He made his debut in their first competitive fixture, a 41-30 win over Ulster at the Gnoll, before going on to establish himself as a key player with both his home region and the national team.
In total he has made 154 appearances for the Ospreys, scoring two tries, putting him sixth in the region's all-time appearances list.
He has also won 76 Wales caps, again getting two tries, in addition to two Test appearances for the British and Irish Lions. Last month saw the launch of his testimonial year in recognition of his service to rugby in the region over the last 10 years.
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