Alun Wyn Jones Wales skipper Jones dreaming of World Cup glory

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Alun Wyn Jones Alun Wyn Jones made his Wales debut in 2006 against Argentina

Alun Wyn Jones made his Wales debut in 2006 against Argentina

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones says he thinks of winning the World Cup on almost a daily basis.

Wales fly to Japan on Wednesday for the global tournament, where the Grand Slam winners will be among the favourites to lift the trophy.

And Jones admits winning the World Cup is one of his last remaining goals.

“Do I think about these things daily? Not far off. I am on the cusp of potentially my last chance of it, so here we go,” said Jones.

The 33-year-old is set to become Wales’ most-capped player during the competition, as he currently stands just one appearance behind Gethin Jenkins’ mark of 129 Tests.

Jones has also played nine British and Irish Lions Tests to take his current international tally to 137 and is preparing for a fourth World Cup.

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The Ospreys lock was central to Wales’ record 14-game unbeaten run set between March last year and this summer, during which they were crowned Six Nations champions.

It has been a glittering career already for Jones with four Six Nations titles and three Grand Slams with Wales and a Lions series win in Australia in 2013 and a drawn three-match campaign with New Zealand four years later.

Jones says the thought of challenging for World Cup glory remains a driving force.

“I dreamt to play for Wales and if you do that you want to win a Grand Slam,” Jones said.

“You win a Grand Slam, what’s the next best thing? I have not

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