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News & Events Archive for 2008-2009

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    Law student Alun Wyn Jones to captain Wales

    Swansea Law student Alun Wyn Jones has been named as captain of the Welsh rugby team to face Italy in the Six Nations match on Saturday 14 March.


    Alun Wyn is widely held to be one of the best second row forwards in the game, and has been tipped for selection for the British Lions squad to face South Africa this summer.

    He will captain Wales on his 30th appearance for his country.

    Wales coach Warren Gatland is quoted on the BBC News website. He said: "We have come a long way in the last 12 months and achieved a fantastic amount, but the best teams in the world develop depth of experience in their squad and back themselves.

    The choice of Alun Wyn as captain next week is an example of us doing exactly that and also looking to the future."

    Alun Wyn is studying law at Swansea University, where he is studying part-time to allow him to balance his rugby ambitions with gaining a qualification that will help him to build a career outside rugby.

    As one of Swansea University's Elite Athletes, he was awarded a Sports Scholarship on entering his degree programme.

    The Scholarships, worth £3,000 over the duration of a degree, are awarded to talented young men and women who have the potential to become world-class, and the scholarship represents a commitment from the University to helping them develop both academically and as sporting competitors. Further information about the Scholarships is available here.


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