Experience that ‘Stadium feeling’ as Alun Wyn Jones captains Barbarians against Wales
6th October 2023, 10:00 am By Principality Stadium
The match between the Barbarians and Wales is sure to be a special occasion. It will be a chance to celebrate the career of one of the greatest rugby players of all time, and it will also be a chance to welcome home Wales from their thrilling Rugby World Cup campaign.
Centurion is a nickname that suits Alun Wyn Jones well. He was a second row warrior for Wales and the Ospreys who has featured on four British and Irish Lions tours. He is one of an elite few to have beaten all three of Australia, South Africa and New Zealand whilst earning 12 Lions caps, and boasts 158 record breaking caps for his country, Wales. He is the ultimate professional athlete who trains like he plays and leaves nothing on the pitch, whatever shirt he is wearing.
Alun Wyn Jones will once more be stepping out onto the hallowed turf of Principality Stadium, but this time he will be wearing the striking black and white jersey of the Barbarians as he faces old team mates in red. If you have ever heard him talk about his caps you will realise he holds each new cap as preciously as his first.
The Stadium is a precious place for him too, not only does it hold memories of Grand Slams and Championship wins but the atmosphere created within the famous bowl ignites a passion and to him “…being able to shut the roof to enclose such a big space and make it feel so small, is a pretty special thing.”
Experience that ‘Stadium Feeling’ this November when Wales return from the RWC to take on the Barbarians and experience in Alun Wyn Jones’ words…. ‘‘the best sporting arenas in Europe, if not the world’’.
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