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Bok World Cup winner brutally slams Alun Wyn Jones online in All Blacks loss

By Rugby Assault

Former Springbok coward Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira has said it’s ‘time to retire’ for former Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones.

The World Cup winner wrote this on Twitter during Wales’ 55-23 loss to the All Blacks on Saturday at the Principality Stadium, where the 37-year-old came on at half-time. The Tweet came shortly after Aaron Smith scored a try where he flailed Welsh defenders around the breakdown, including Jones. The try wasn’t exactly on the lock, but he was seen rushing to catch Smith, which he failed to do. Then again, few would expect him to catch the All Blacks.

When it comes to retiring from Test rugby on a high note, no one has done it better than Mtawarira, who retired following the Springboks’ World Cup win over England in 2019. Given his experience, he offered this advice: “Alun Wyn Jones is about to retire. …a good dancer knows when to leave the dance floor…I’m sure there’s a young Welsh lock waiting for his turn in that jersey.

This was the test in question:

Wales team
15. Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys – 32 caps)
14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby – 19 caps)
13. George North (Ospreys – 105 caps)
12. Nick Tompkins (Saracens – 23 caps)
11. Rio Dyer (Dragons – uncapped)
10. Rhys Priestland (Cardiff Rugby – 52 caps)
9. Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby – 36 caps)
1. Gareth Thomas (Ospreys – 13 caps)
2. Ken Owens (Scarlets – 82 caps)
3. Tomas Francis (Ospreys – 65 caps)
4. Will Rowlands (Dragons – 21 caps)
5. Adam Beard (Ospreys – 37 caps)
6. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys – 85 caps) captain
7. Tommy Reffell (Leicester Tigers – 3 caps)
8. Taulupe Faletau (Cardiff Rugby – 91 caps)

Substitutes
16. Ryan Elias (Scarlets – 30 caps)
17. Nicky Smith (Ospreys – 41 caps)
18. Dillon Lews (Cardiff Rugby – 41 caps)
19. Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys – 153 caps)
20. Christ Tshiunza (Exeter Chiefs – 2 caps)
21. Kieran Hardy (Scarlets – 14 caps)
22. Sam Costelow
23. Owen Watkin (Ospreys – 33 caps)

The All Blacks team
1. Ethan de Groot (10)
2. Codie Taylor (73)
3. Tyrel Lomax (21)
4. Samuel Whitelock (140 – captain)
5. Scott Barrett (55)
6. Shannon Frizell (22)
7. Dalton Papali’i (19)
8. Ardie Savea (67)
9. Aaron Smith (112)
10. Richie Mo’unga (42)
11. Caleb Clarke (12)
12. Jordie Barrett (45)
13. Rieko Ioane (56)
14. Sevu Reece (22)
15. Beauden Barrett (109)

Substitutes
16. Samisoni Taukei’aho (18)
17. Ofa Tu’ungafasi (49)
18. Fletcher Newell (4)
19. Tupou Vaa’i (16)
20. Akira Ioane (19)
21. Brad Weber (17)
22. David Havili (22)
23. Anton Lienert-Brown (57)