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And his rollercoaster career under Warren Gatland took a nose dive last year when he lost the captain’s armband following a draw with Fiji at the Millennium Stadium.
While Matthew Rees took over the skipper duties for Wales, Jones also lost the Ospreys armband to Alun Wyn Jones for the 2010/2011 season.
But it hasn’t all been bad for Jones, who starred in a British and Irish Lions tour in 2005 and is a double Grand Slam winner, leading them to their 2008 clean-sweep.
He started this Six Nations on the bench but after coming on for Andy Powell and earning himself a starting place in wins over Scotland and Italy, Jones is happy to have been through both the good and the bad.
“Over the years there is not much I haven't been through,” said Jones, who celebrates his 31st birthday on Sunday.
“You do have ups and downs and highs and lows. And you have just got to come out the other side, which I've been fortunate to do.
“I'm still enjoying it and fortunate to be part of an exciting team.
“Over the years there is not much I haven't been through to be honest. I just go out and try to enjoy it.
“I just try to do what I know and play what is in front of me and doing it with a big smile on my face which is nice.
“I've survived it. It just makes you the person you are. I'm very lucky with the family and friends and the support I have received.
“One of the highlights for me was the reception I got when I came on against England. That will be something that will live with me for a long time.”