Rory Watts-Jones

Rory Watts-Jones

Position: Back Row

Date Of Birth 15/12/1988 (29)
Place Of Birth Bridgend
Height 188cm / 6' 2"
Weight 99kg / 15st 8lbs

Born and raised in Cowbridge, Rory Watts-Jones joined the Cowbridge club and played for the Wales under-16s team. Having gained a place at Plymouth University he came to the attention of Plymouth Albion coach Graham Dawe. Watts-Jones made his debut for them from the bench in January 2009, against Doncaster in the EDF Energy Trophy. Whilst at Plymouth he started 35 games for the club and played in a further 12 from the bench earning a call to the Wales Sevens team in the process.

Having finished his university course, he joined Cardiff playing 41 games in three seasons and progressed to the Cardiff Blues squad. His Cardiff Blues debut came against Connacht in September 2012. During his time with Cardiff and Cardiff Blues he suffered concussion on a number of occasions. In November 2014, whilst playing against Newcastle Falcons in the Anglo Welsh Cup he scored a decisive try but also he suffered a concussion related injury. The medical staff took Watts-Jones through the WRU defined graduated return-to-play protocols, but noted that he was taking longer than expected to go through the process. His family and girlfriend also noted that his behaviour was different to that previously witnessed. After referral to a specialist doctor who conducted further tests Watts-Jones was advised to retire due to a concussion-related injury. On 17 February 2015, the club and Watts-Jones reluctantly announced his retirement from rugby, based on medical grounds with regards his long term health.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  2011/2012 24 12 1 11 3 0 0 0 15  
  2012/2013 5 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 5  
  2013/2014 5 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 5  
  2014/2015 7 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 41 20 2 19 5 0 0 0 25  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/08/2011 University of Wales Institute Cardiff Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 12  
  26/08/2011 Bedford Blues Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 31  
  17/09/2011 Tonmawr Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  01/10/2011 Swansea Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 27  
  08/10/2011 Bridgend Ravens Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 20  
  15/10/2011 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 26  
  22/10/2011 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 19 - 19  
  29/10/2011 Llanelli FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 20  
  05/11/2011 Carmarthen Quins Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 29  
  12/11/2011 Llandovery Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 30  
  19/11/2011 Carmarthen Quins Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 25  
  26/11/2011 Tonmawr FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 11  
  07/01/2012 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 35 - 8  
  28/01/2012 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 16  
  11/02/2012 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 36  
  18/02/2012 Llanelli FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 29  
  25/02/2012 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  03/03/2012 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 32  
  09/03/2012 Aberavon N8 1 0 0 0 5 W 20 - 16  
  24/03/2012 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 37  
  31/03/2012 Llanelli FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 27 - 31  
  07/04/2012 Pontypridd FL 1 0 0 0 5 L 20 - 43  
  21/04/2012 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 27  
  24/04/2012 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 18  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/12/2012 Ulster Ravens FL 1 0 0 0 5 L 7 - 34  
  12/01/2013 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 24  
  20/04/2013 Carmarthen Quins FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 35 - 49  
  23/04/2013 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 8  
  27/04/2013 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 18 - 18  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/09/2013 Llandovery FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 14  
  05/10/2013 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 26  
  12/10/2013 Newport N8 1 0 0 0 5 W 32 - 17  
  22/02/2014 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 20  
  14/03/2014 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 45  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/2014 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 40  
  13/09/2014 Bridgend Ravens N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 27  
  20/09/2014 Llanelli N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 15  
  27/09/2014 Cross Keys N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 30  
  04/10/2014 Llandovery Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 13  
  11/10/2014 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 14  
  21/11/2014 Aberavon N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 18  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Plymouth Albion - Cardiff -
Education: - Cowbridge Comprehensive School - Plymouth University -
Region: - Cardiff Blues -
Honours: - Wales U16 -

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