Here are the latest rugby headlines on Tuesday, November 21.

Wales star: I have to learn

Wales and Cardiff star Mason Grady says he is yet to prove himself at the very highest level after struggling to break into Warren Gatland's side during the World Cup.

Grady started just one match in France, against Portugal, and had one other replacement appearance against Georgia as Nick Tompkins and George North established themselves as first-choice. He's revealed conversations with the likes of Dan Biggar and Gareth Anscombe made him realise he still has a lot to learn about the game.

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"I haven't proved myself on the international stage yet and that's what I want to do this year," Grady told the BBC.

"This is a big year for me. Yes I was frustrated not to play more [at the World Cup] but when you look at the lads in front of me, they're not too bad are they. So I just had to take it and learn from it.

"I still loved being involved in the World Cup and being around that sort of experience and the build up to knock-out games at a World Cup is so important to a young player's career.

"I didn't play much but it was about learning how players look after their bodies and then prepare for these big games.

"I would sit down with Dan Biggar and Gareth Anscombe and go through clips from the games. It was amazing to see how they view the game. That's what I'm trying to learn, the game in general, because I'm not quite there yet."

Alun Wyn Jones finishes rugby and heads to surgery

Alun Wyn Jones began life after rugby with a trip to hospital for surgery.

Jones shared a picture on instagram showing himself hooked up to a peripheral IV, captioned with the words: "The rebuild". The legendary Wales player played his final game of rugby on Saturday, leaving the field in the Clermont v Toulon game to a standing ovation.

He overcame a number of injuries during his career, memorably fighting back from a serious shoulder issue in remarkable time to join the 2021 Lions tour.

He now has the chance to rest his battered body before embarking on a new chapter. He recently spoke to French media about his plans going forward, revealing: "I'm going to enjoy Christmas and take time with my family," he said. "I have commercial interests with the Cardiff Distillery. They will help me enter the business world. I also hope to work with Swansea University where I obtained my law degree in 2010. This may open up prospects in marketing or management. I will have opportunities to try things."

Alun Wyn Jones' Instagram post
Alun Wyn Jones' Instagram post

Dupont: 'Sacrifices must be made'

The world's best rugby player, Antoine Dupont, has declared sacrifices will have to be made for him to pursue his dream of representing France at the 2024 Olympics.

Dupont is set to miss the Six Nations to spend time with the national Sevens side he will be part of at the Paris summer Games in July. And he's now confirmed fans of 15-aside will be seeing less of him over the coming months.

"Competing for an Olympic medal is really motivating," Dupont told Canal+.

"It's been a while that discussions have been under way for me to be made available for this [Olympic] team. We'll have to adjust things. I won't be able to play all the matches every weekend until the end of the season. Sacrifices will have to be made to be able to spend time with the team."

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Exeter and police work to find culprit

Exeter are working closely with police after former England international Ugo Monye accused a supporter of racist abuse following Sunday's Gallagher Premiership match against Gloucester.

The 40-year-old ex-Harlequins player, who was working as a pundit, claimed he was subjected to the "most blatant racism" he has heard as he was leaving Sandy Park.

Exeter have apologised to Monye and say CCTV footage which captured the incident has been passed to Devon and Cornwall Police.

"Exeter Rugby Club have been working closely alongside Devon & Cornwall Police following the reported incident of racial abuse," read a club statement.

"We would like to say a big thank you to the huge number of people who have been in contact with the club with statements and information regarding the incident.

"We know that this behaviour is not representative of our fans.

"Exeter Chiefs have a zero-tolerance policy for behaviour of this kind, and we have acted as quickly as possible to ensure that this has been dealt with following the advice of all appropriate authorities."

Monye wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, that one supporter running through the crowd repeatedly shouted a racist insult.

He added: "Disgraceful. Not a single person said a word, challenged or even reported it.

"He walks off after a mild scuffle and fans are now telling me 'We're with you' B******S you're with me. You weren't with me when you saw and heard the most blatant racism I've seen from a supporter at a live game. So fed up."