Pro12: Prop Adam Jones' future still unresolved at Ospreys

Ospreys Adam Jones
Ospreys Adam Jones

The future of Wales tight-head prop Adam Jones is still in doubt, admits Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy.

The British and Irish Lion is out of contract in the summer and has been at the centre of a contract row between the Ospreys and the Welsh Rugby Union.

Jones, 33, has stated he wants to stay in Wales but contract talks with the Ospreys have stalled after claims the WRU has been in talks with him.

"There is no news and it is what it is," said Tandy.

"It's something that is part and parcel of Welsh rugby at the minute.

"It is something we have to get on with and we have plenty of things to focus on and the talent that we have got coming through at the Ospreys."

Ospreys chief Andrew Hore has accused the WRU of breaking an agreement not to negotiate a central contract with Jones.

The region have offered the tight-head a new deal but Hore claims the WRU has been discussing terms with Jones.

The WRU says it is important everyone "works together" to keep Jones in Wales.

Jones, who has won 94 Wales caps, was one of six players whose contracts were due to expire who the WRU made a priority to try and keep in Wales.

Blues and Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny is the only one of the six to opt to move away from Wales, having signed a contract to join Toulon for the 2014-15 season.

Meanwhile, Rhys Priestland and Scott Williams have agreed new deals with the Scarlets, and Alun Wyn Jones has opted to stay with Ospreys.

Only Welsh captain Sam Warburton has agreed a national contract with the Union.

Two-time Lions tourist Jones, whose contract with the Ospreys ends in May, has previously said he will probably stay in Wales.

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