Images disseminated on social networks reveal the fight, in the training of the XV of Wales during the Tournament of the VI Nations, which had caused an injury to the left eye of the captain Alun Wyn Jones.
In February, Wales were skeptical about the black eye displayed by captain Alun Wyn Jones in the VI Nations Tournament match won against Ireland (21-16). Quickly, the hypothesis of a fight in training had been raised. This was confirmed four months later by images revealed on social networks on Friday.
The world record holder of the selections (148 appearances) had thus been the victim of a fight in training with his teammate Jake Ball. The footage unveiled shows the two players standing and slapping each other in the face, as their teammates attempt to restore order.
“We have moved on”
“It’s rugby,” Jake Ball had already blurted out in an interview with The XV Rugby. “He gave a few punches and I gave a few back. Lucky for me, a few of mine landed. He and I talked, and we got on with it,” he had added.
This fight did not prevent Wales from winning 21-16 against the Irish, and then winning the Sixth Nations Tournament, despite a defeat on the wire against the France team ( 32-30).
At 35, Alun Wyn Jones recently extended his contract with the Ospreys and his federation, which commits him until 2022. “I am very happy to extend my current contract for another year. I am grateful to be able to continue. to do what I love and to be able to continue playing for the Ospreys, “said the legend of the XV du Leek.