5 Aug 2010

Third knee injury seals retirement for Welsh winger

6:15 am on 5 August 2010

The Welsh winger Mark Jones has failed to recover from his third major knee injury and retired from rugby.

Jones was hurt while training with Wales last November, and the 30-year-old's announced he's ending his playing career to become a skills coach for his Scarlets club.

He represented Wales from 2001-09, highlighted by the 2008 Six Nations Grand Slam.

He didn't play for Wales after the 2003 World Cup until the 2006 Six Nations, during which he had reconstructive surgery on both knees.

He scored 13 tries in his 47 caps.