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Adam  Jones
Adam Jones
DOB8th Mar 1981
BirthplaceSwansea, Wales
Height1.83 m (6' 0")
Weight124 kg (19 st 7 lb)
PositionProp
ClubCardiff Blues
HonoursWales (95 caps)
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Adam Jones has been an Osprey since the region’s inception in 2003.

Previously with Neath, Adam had made more than 50 Magners League appearances prior to the start of the 2009/10 campaign.

He has twice been a Magners League Champion (in 2005 and 2007) and has also helped the Ospreys to the EDF Energy Cup crown.

Adam made his Wales debut against England in 2003 and started all five games in both of his country’s Grand Slam winning seasons of 2005 and 2008.

He made his 50th international appearance against South Africa at the Millennium Stadium in November 2008 and had totalled 56 Wales caps by the end of the 2009 Six Nations.
 
Adam earned the ultimate honour when he was named in the British & Irish Lions squad for their 10-match summer tour. He went on to win a Lions Test cap as a replacement during the first international against the Springboks in Durban, before starting the heartbreaking second Test in Pretoria a week later.

Adam’s involvement with the Lions came to a premature end when he dislocated a shoulder during the second international, with surgery preventing him from returning to Magners League action until the Boxing Day win at the Scarlets.

He has since been named in the Wales squad for the 2010 Six Nations after proving his fitness in both the Magners League and Heineken Cup.
 
Up close and personal…

Nickname
 
Bomb
Pets
 
None
Car
 
Audi A4
Do you collect anything?
 
I did collect sports memorabilia but not so much now. Possibly t-shirts, though
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
 
I would change chocolate so it made you thin not fat
If you could invite any 4 people for dinner, who would you invite and why?
 
Lennox Lewis to talk to
Gordon Ramsay to cook
Alan Carr to entertain
Robbie Williams to entertain
What sporting event anywhere in the world would you pay the most to go and see?
Floyd Mayweather Jnr v Manny Pacquiao (boxing)
 
Do you have any superstitions?
I tape my ankle, wrists and thumb before games and I stand next to Shane Williams during the national anthem
Where are you most likely to be found off the rugby pitch?
Tesco!
Do you play any other sports?
Na not really
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself
Nelson Mandela said he used to have hair like me when we met him prior to a Test against South Africa in 2004

Favourite...

Meal
 
Steak, egg, chips and peas
Type of Magners (Original, Pear or Draught)
 
Original
Film
 
The Untouchables
TV Show
 
Gavin and Stacey
Actor
 
Will Ferrell
Actress
 
Helen Mirren
Music
 
Foo Fighters
Gadget
 
iPod
Newspaper
 
South Wales Evening Post
Holiday destination
 
America - I love San Francisco

Rugby

Earliest rugby memories?
 
 
Kicking a ball around with my Dad
Where did you first play rugby?
 
In Penycae Primary School as an openside flanker
Favourite player growing up?
 
New Zealand prop Olo Brown (Brown played 56 Tests between 1992 and 1998)
First autograph?
 
Wales flanker Richard Webster
Most influential coach?
 
Warren Gatland (Wales and Lions), Lyn Jones (Neath and Ospreys)
Previous Clubs?
 
Abercrave, Neath
Club Tournaments played in?
Heineken Cup, Magners League, Celtic League, Six Nations, World Cup
 
International Honours
 
10 U21 caps, 56 Wales caps, 2 Lions caps
Favourite Ground?
 
The Gnoll
Toughest opponent?
 
Tony Woodcock (New Zealand)

Best...

Moment in rugby
 
Starting the 2nd Test for the Lions against South Africa and winning my 1st and 50th Welsh caps
Team mate, reason why
 
Former Ospreys lock Andy Newman – he’s a funny bloke
Try
 
For Wales against Scotland in the 2004 Six Nations
Tackle
 
Not got a clue
Magners League moment
 
Winning it in 2005 and 2007
Part of being a professional sportsman
Getting to visit so many different places

Worst...

Moment in rugby
 
Being subbed after 30 minutes in three Test matches
Ground to play at
 
The Sportsground in Galway if its cold, although it’s a nice place if its not
Magners League moment
 
10-match losing streak in 2005
Part of being a professional sportsman
Not a lot really

Who is currently the best . . . .

Sportsman in the world
 
Usain Bolt, Tiger Woods or Michael Phelps
Sportswoman in the world
 
Serena Williams
Rugby player in the world
 
Richie McCaw
Soccer player in the world
 
Don’t care
Rugby referee in the world
 
Nigel Owens

 
 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
07/09/2014
Zebre







40
14/09/2014
Glasgow Warriors







70
19/09/2014
Ulster Rugby







53
26/09/2014
Leinster Rugby







57
12/10/2014
Ospreys







72
01/11/2014
Munster Rugby







80
23/11/2014
Edinburgh Rugby







70
28/11/2014
Benetton Treviso







46
19/12/2014
Scarlets







71
26/12/2014
Newport Gwent Dragons







46
01/01/2015
Newport Gwent Dragons







40
10/01/2015
Leinster Rugby







64
14/02/2015
Munster Rugby







55
20/02/2015
Benetton Treviso







59
01/03/2015
Edinburgh Rugby







44
27/03/2015
Ulster Rugby







55
10/04/2015
Glasgow Warriors







42
16/05/2015
Zebre







60
Total Played 18 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1024
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2014-2015 - Guinness PRO12
Cardiff Blues
17 +1







2014-2015 Total

17 +1







2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Ospreys
5 +10







2013-2014 Total

5 +10







2012-2013 - RaboDirect PRO12
Ospreys
9 +1




1


2012-2013 Total

9 +1




1


2011-2012 - RaboDirect PRO12
Ospreys
8 +2
1





5
2011-2012 Total

8 +2
1





5
2010-2011 - Magners League
Ospreys
11 +3







2010-2011 Total

11 +3







2009-2010 - Magners League
Ospreys
9 +1







2009-2010 Total

9 +1







2008-2009 - Magners League
Ospreys
7 +2







2008-2009 Total

7 +2







2007-2008 - Magners League
Ospreys
3 +2







2007-2008 Total

3 +2







2006-2007 - Magners League
Ospreys
11 +3




1


2006-2007 Total

11 +3




1


2005-2006 - Celtic League
Ospreys
13 +1







2005-2006 Total

13 +1







2004-2005 - Celtic League
Ospreys
8 +3







2004-2005 Total

8 +3







2003-2004 - Celtic League
Ospreys
5 +2







2003-2004 Total

5 +2







2002-2003 - Celtic League
Neath
6 +4
1





5
2002-2003 Total

6 +4
1





5
Total - United Rugby Championship

112 +35
2



2

10
Total

112 +35
2
0
0
0
2
0
10
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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