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    Alun-Wyn Jones launches Swansea University Welsh Varsity preparations

    Welsh International and Swansea University law graduate Alun-Wyn Jones has been helping his old team kick-off their training preparations for this years Welsh Varsity match.

    The six feet five, second row Ospreys captain, put the Swansea University rugby team through their paces as they step up their training for the forthcoming annual battle with Cardiff University.

    Alun-Wyn Jones (2)

    This years Varsity match takes place on 2nd May 2012 with the sought after tickets going on sale on Monday 30th January from www.swansea-union.co.uk . The Welsh Varsity takes place every year between Swansea University and Cardiff University. Over 25 events to find the deserving winner of the Varsity Shield take place over the course of a week. The centrepiece rugby “head-to-head” match takes place on the Wednesday evening in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Over 14,500 spectators attended last years match.

    Other sports represented include hockey, squash, badminton, lacrosse, rowing, golf, basketball, football, netball, fencing and an array of other sports including martial arts. This is a fundraising event with proceeds going to a number of worthy causes.

    Alun-Wyn Jones

    For more information on the history of the Welsh Varsity event, previous results and information on this years fever pitch battle visit http://www.welshvarsity.com

    Information about Swansea University RFC can be found at http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/swanseauniversityrfc..


    This news item has been posted by Janis Pickwick, Swansea University Public Relations Office, Tel: 01792 513245 or email: j.m.pickwick@swansea.ac.uk


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