Alun Wyn Jones
Nominated for Sport award
Alun Wyn Jones is a world class Welsh rugby union player who is currently captain of the Wales national team and the Ospreys. He holds the record of being Wales most capped lock forward and is also Wales 2nd most capped player. He has also won 9 caps for the British and Irish Lions and is one of only 7 players who have beaten South Africa, Australia and New Zealand whilst touring these countries with the Lions. He also became the 1st player to play in every test match on 3 successive tours for the British and Irish Lions.
Alun was born in Swansea and began his rugby career by playing for Bonymaen RFC before progressing to play for the Ospreys for the past 12 years. Having previously represented Wales at under-21 level, he made his test debut for Wales in June 2006 against Argentina. In 2008, he was a member of the Wales Grand Slam winning side.
In 2009, he captained Wales for the 1st time against Italy during the Six Nations. In 2013, Alun Wyn was chosen as substitute captain for the deciding 3rd test in British and Irish Lions tour of Australia which the Lions won 41–16. This made him the 1st substitute captain to lead the Lions to victory in the final test of a series since 1904. On 8 December 2016, Alun Wyn broke the Ospreys' record for the highest try scoring forward as he touched down for his 21st try.