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‘A decision I’ll never regret’: Jones returns home just before twins arrive

Jerri wrote that it had been “heartbreaking” for her husband to be so close to a dream.

“Nath literally just made it back in time and I couldn’t be more grateful to have had him by my side,” Jerri wrote.

“It’s hard to describe how emotional and heartbreaking it has been personally for Nath not being included in the team after giving his absolute everything. However, the silver lining was that he made it home to us and the babies’ birth and despite the football outcome being out of his hands, credit to the incredible person he is, he stayed true and left no stone unturned as he always has and I couldn’t be prouder of him.

“Thank you for all of the support from our family during this time and well wishes from friends and so many of you!

“The twins are so gorgeous and well worth the wait! We are so looking forward to getting home ASAP and introducing Odie and Dove to their eagerly waiting big sister and brother!”

Dees skipper Max Gawn told RSN he had sought to convince Jones to stay.

“I’ve always been the one trying to convince him to stay. But he’s had a pretty good trump card and that trump card was the birth of his twins. He’s gone home, will see the birth of his twins, and gets to start a family of four,” Gawn said.

“I think he saw James Jordon would probably be sub again if we went through unchanged. It seems like we might. There is some names there, but I think Nathan saw a less than 10 per cent chance of playing, [and] family is really important to him.”

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