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Jones avoids Welsh chop

Published 09/02/2010 | 05:00

Alun-Wyn Jones is set to avoid the humiliation of being dropped following his costly sin-binning Photo: Getty Images
Alun-Wyn Jones is set to avoid the humiliation of being dropped following his costly sin-binning Photo: Getty Images

Wales forward Alun-Wyn Jones is set to avoid the humiliation of being dropped following his costly Twickenham sin-binning.

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The Lions lock was slated by Wales coach Warren Gatland following his team's 30-17 defeat against England.

England scored 17 unanswered points, including two converted tries, during Jones' absence either side of half-time after he blatantly tripped England hooker Dylan Hartley.

But the indications are that Gatland will retain 36 times-capped Jones for Saturday's Six Nations game with Scotland in Cardiff.

Asked if he thought Jones would be left out of the Scotland clash, Wales assistant coach Neil Jenkins said: "I don't think so. We've all made mistakes, and Alun made one on the weekend. He is hurting as much as anyone.

"It is one of those things. I think we learn from it and we move on. We all know he is a fantastic rugby player."

Irish Independent

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