Alun Wyn Jones to miss Wales match with Australia after father’s death

• Jones was in line to captain Wales in Sam Warburton’s absence
• Bleddyn Phillips resigns as chairman of London Welsh

Alun Wyn Jones, one of three remaining players from the starting lineup when Wales last beat Australia in 2008, will miss Saturday’s encounter against the Wallabies at the Principality Stadium following the death of his father, Tim.

Jones, the 108-cap second row who led the Lions in the series-deciding third Test against Australia in 2013, was in line to captain Wales in the absence of Sam Warburton, who has been released to his region Cardiff Blues to gain match fitness after cheek and neck injuries.

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