Jones rules out Test return

Date published: February 11 2015

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Adam Jones admits it was difficult watching Wales' struggles at the weekend but ruled out a change of heart over retirement.

The veteran tighthead called time on his international career after missing out on Wales' Six Nations squad, with Samson Lee now established as first choice.

The young Scarlets prop suffered a concussion in Friday night's loss to England, however, and is a doubt for this Sunday's clash with Scotland.

That would leave Aaron Jarvis and Scott Andrews as the tighthead options in Warren Gatland's squad, but Jones insists he is retired and would only reverse that decision if Wales were in dire straits.

"I’m retired now. I’m done," he told Wales Online.

"I’ve said all along that if a lot of the tightheads got injured then I would consider it (returning), but he (Gatland) won’t ask."

"The public over here underestimated England a little bit I think. Not the players, but definitely the media.

"Things didn’t quite click and England scrummaged well. It was a bit odd to watch. I was a bit gutted for the boys. I wouldn’t say I missed it because I didn’t play in the autumn."

While Wales were bitterly disappointed at their opening loss in Cardiff, Scotland took a lot of positives from a narrow 15-8 defeat in Paris.

But despite the promising signs shown by Scotland under Vern Cotter, Jones still expects Wales to perform well at Murrayfield.

"They’ve lost Euan Murray because it’s a Sunday but their lineout functions well. They’re buoyed by Glasgow’s form but I fancy it to be a bit more even," added Jones.

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