Rugby Union – Skipper dreaming of World Cup glory

Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones has opened up about his World Cup experiences so far and says it would be a dream to lift the trophy in Japan. The 2019 Grand Slam champions, who are 9/1 with bet365 to win the World Cup, are one of the more-fancied northern hemisphere sides to go all the way in Japan. Wales reached the semi-finals of the World Cup back in 2011, which is their best achievement in the tournament to date. With so much expectation surrounding Wales, Jones is hoping that his squad can achieve somethings special in Japan, as at the age of 33, this will most likely be his final World Cup. "I dreamt to play for Wales and if you do that you want to win a Grand Slam," Jones said. "You win a Grand Slam, what's the next best thing? I have not won a [European] Champions Cup, I have not won a World Cup. "In the 2011 World Cup we got to a semi-final, and on another night we get to the final and what happened will go down in the annals. "In 2015 everybody talks about us beating England. but we go on to facing Australia and them being down to 13 men and we don't capitalise. "You remember all those things and moments, and I have had a bit of everything with my experiences."

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