Adam Jones to join Harlequins from Cardiff Blues
Last Updated: 26/03/15 10:42am
Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones will join Aviva Premiership club Harlequins at the end of the season.
The 34-year-old enjoyed 11 seasons with the Ospreys from 2003, having begun his career with Neath in 1998, and spent the last year with the Cardiff Blues.
He won 95 Wales caps before announcing his international retirement in January, and has also toured with the Lions on two occasions, taking his international tally to 100 appearances.
Jones said: "I'm really excited about this new challenge. I have enjoyed my year with the Blues and I'm thankful to The Board and Mike Hammett for giving me a go.
"Contrary to media reports in Wales, I have had options here, but Harlequins is an ambitious and progressive club with good values. Everyone who is there, or who has been there, loves it and having spoken to both Conor O'Shea and John Kingston I was even more impressed."
O'Shea added: "We are absolutely delighted to have secured Adam's services.
"Not only is it apparent that Adam wants to keep going for some time to come, but the work he will do in supporting and pushing our young tight heads Kyle Sinckler, Will Collier and Matt Shields will benefit us for years to come.
"He is a world class prop and we cannot wait to get him involved. I am sure he will become an instant hit with our supporters.”