Ryan Jones is a former professional Rugby player who has played for both Wales and the British and Irish Lions. In his fifteen-year-long career, he won four 6 Nations titles along the way to gaining 75 International Rugby Union caps, a record of 33 of those as Captain. Notably, Ryan is only one of seven Welsh players to win 3 Grand Slam titles. In November 2008, Ryan Jones and Shane Williams became the first Welsh players to be nominated in a group of five players for the IRB International Player of the Year award. He held the record as Wales most capped captain by overtaking the record of 28 caps held by Ieuan Evans, his record of 33 caps as captain was surpassed by Sam Warburton in 2015.