"I have missed the game more than I thought possible," he told the Western Mail. "You simply can't replace the buzz of playing in front of 70,000 spectators for Wales."
Jones missed the majority of last season with a shoulder injury that eventually required surgery, and now Jones is chomping at the bit to get back to playing the game he loves.
"2007 is going to be a massive year for the Ospreys and also for Wales, with the Rugby World Cup. I am taking nothing for granted and will be grateful just to get back on the field, but it is a brilliant to be a part of things again," he continued. "The adrenalin surge is massive and it makes you value being a sportsman. My aim is to return bigger and stronger and pick up where I left off before my injury."