Jones, essentially the most capped participant in Check rugby historical past, was applauded with a standing ovation by the French locals at Stade Marcel Michelin as he was substituted off the pitch.
An emotional Jones clapped for the group in appreciation earlier than embracing his coach as he headed for the bench.
Alun Wyn Jones receives a standing ovation at Toulon, in his final ever match. Legend. pic.twitter.com/C3xKXWgTcD
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A clinical performance from the boot of Australian flyhalf Noah Lolesio, also in his last appearance for Toulon on an injury joker deal, helped send Jones out a winner after kicking 100 per cent from the tee.
The back-and-forth affair featured six lead changes before Fijian international Jiuta Wainiqolo scored a try three minutes from time after a cross-field kick from Baptiste Serin. Lolesio’s sideline conversion pushed the score out to 30-27.
Jones joined Toulon on a World Cup joker deal despite missing selection for Wales’ Rugby World Cup campaign.
The former Welsh captain finished with five Six Nations championships, winning Six Nations player of the year after the 2019 Grand Slam title.