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Wales star Jones to join Bristol

15th January 2014 12:45

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Over the border: Ryan Jones

Wales and Ospreys number eight Ryan Jones has been linked with a big money move to Championship side Bristol for next season.

Jones, 32, is in the final year of his contract with the Ospreys and has received major interest from Newport Gwent Dragons.

However Jones, who has won 75 caps for Wales and three for the Lions, is now set to move over the border to Bristol on a two-year deal worth a whopping £200,000 a season, according to WalesOnline.

Jones was named in Wales squad for the Six Nations on Tuesday and captained the squad to a Grand Slam in 2008. He also captained Wales in the Six Nations last season against France, Italy and Scotland in the absence of Sam Warburton.

Bristol have shown great ambition under director of rugby Andy Robinson, already bringing in Wales scrum-half Dwayne Peel and Bath prop Anthony Perenise.

The move would also see Jones linked up with his former boss at the Ospreys, Sean Holley.

Jones has played 142 times for the Ospreys since making his debut against Munster in September 2004.

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