And Wales, Bristol and Great Britain speedster Jasmine Joyce is included in the World Rugby Women’s 15s Dream Team of the Year.
The double recognition for the pair caps a remarkable year for both Jones and Joyce and they are the only Welsh players to make either respective team.
Wales, Gloucester and Lions wing Louis Rees-Zammit was nominated for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year – an award won by New Zealand’s Will Jordan.
Jones is joined in World Rugby’s Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year by a host of world-class superstars.
He has earned his place on the back of helping Wales to win the 2021 Guinness Six Nations title and featuring for the Lions in their Test series in South Africa last summer. Jones started every game during the European showpiece this year and was one of the unsung heroes, providing a solid scrum platform along with Ken Owens and Tomas Francis.
No front row forward played more game time in the Six Nations than Jones, who stayed on the field for 240 out of a possible 400 minutes, lasting almost the whole games against Scotland and France. He has been selected in the team alongside world superstars such as Will Jordan, Lukhanyo Am, Malcolm Marx, Eben Etzebeth, Michael Hooper, and Ardie Savea.
Joyce is one of the best rugby players in the world, with her electric pace, and phenomenal finishing ability marking her out as an unique talent.