Alun Wyn Jones refuses to dwell on Wales and Lions success

Alun Wyn Jones

Ospreys captain Alun Wyn Jones refuses to dwell on his success with Wales and the British and Irish Lions ahead of the new season.

Jones, 27, captained the Lions to the decisive 41-16 win in the third Test in Sydney to clinch the Test series 2-1 against Australia.

The lock was also part of the Wales team that won the 2013 Six Nations.

"We cannot dwell on the past success - the championship and the summer," Jones said.

Jones is looking ahead to the 2015 World Cup in England.

He added: "There is a World Cup year around the corner and it will be here before we know it.

"I have to play well for the Ospreys before I can pull on the red jersey of Wales."

The Welsh international, who has been capped 70 times, was appointed Lions captain for the vital third and final Test match against Australia, replacing injured tour captain Sam Warburton.

He was part of the first Lions Test series victory in 16 years and has now played in six successive Lions Test matches - all three Tests in South Africa in 2009 and all three that followed against the Wallabies in 2013.

The second row is out of contract with the Ospreys at the end of the season and chief executive Andrew Hore admits they face a battle to keep the lock.

Jones, who has won two Grand Slams and a Six Nations title, has been appointed as Ospreys captain for a fourth successive season.

Along with prop Adam Jones, hooker Richard Hibbard, fellow lock Ian Evans and flanker Justin Tipuric, Alun Wyn Jones was one of five Ospreys in the Lions squad in Australia.

And he wants Wales' most successful region to target domestic success in the Pro12 and Heineken Cup.

The Ospreys went into the 2012-13 campaign as Pro12 title-holders, but failed to reach the play-offs.

They also went out of last season's Heineken Cup at the Pool stage and face Castres, Leinster and Northampton Saints in Pool 1 in the coming season.

"We were disappointed with the start we had," Jones said. "If the season had been a bit longer we would have sneaked into the Pro12 play-off places

"We fell at the final hurdle against Leinster, so a good start is going to be paramount.

"In the Heineken Cup, we are not in the easiest of Pools, but it's one we can have a good crack at.

"We have to look at getting out of the Pool and in the quarter-finals anything can happen."

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