Jones on track for New Zealand tour

The chances of Alun Wyn Jones travelling with Wales to New Zealand this June look stronger than ever as he continues to recover from injury.

The British and Irish Lions lock hasn't played a match since his country's loss to England in the Six Nations back on March 12.

Jones, 30, has been sidelined with a foot injury that ruled him out of the end of the Six Nations and the Ospreys' PRO12 matches since then.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland will be desperately hoping that Jones is fit for the three-Test tour to New Zealand this June, but the signs appear positive.

"The work he's doing now would suggest it's a large possibility," Ospreys backs coach Gruff Rees reporters on Tuesday.

"If you asked Alun himself he would say 'certainly', but he's probably got a few things he has to tick off yet."