Gwyn Jones

Gwyn Jones

Position: Back Row

Date Of Birth 05/10/1972 (46)
Place Of Birth Loughor
Height 183cm / 6'
Weight 95kg / 14st 13lbs

Rhodri Gwyn Jones was born in Swansea 1972 and educated at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontybrenin, Llandovery College and Cardiff Medical School, where he played rugby for Cardiff Medicals. After captaining Wales at U15 and U17 level he won five caps for the U18s.
Joining Cardiff from Llanelli Gwyn played 23 times for the Blue and Blacks before his career was tragically ended in a game against Swansea at the Arms Park. As he was attempting to retrieve the ball from a ruck he suffered a serious spinal injury and would never play again. In spite of the seriousness of the injury Gwyn recovered sufficiently to become a rugby critic on television and return to his career as a doctor in Cardiff. In 2002 the Welsh Former International Players Association and the Welsh Rugby Union honoured Jones with a Bravery Award.

Before his injury he had been capped at Senior level by Wales winning 13 caps, five as captain. His first cap was against Italy in 1996 and his last against New Zealand a few weeks before his tragic injury in 1997. 

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1996/1997 10 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0  
  1997/1998 13 8 1 4 2 0 0 0 10  
  Total 23 14 1 8 2 0 0 0 10  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  28/12/1996 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 23 - 37  
  05/01/1997 CA Brive-Correze FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 26  
  26/01/1997 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 30  
  22/02/1997 Dinas Powys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 99 - 7  
  26/02/1997 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 26 - 48  
  19/04/1997 Dunvant FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 19  
  26/04/1997 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 26  
  30/04/1997 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 17  
  03/05/1997 Caerphilly FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 69 - 21  
  07/05/1997 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 20  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/08/1997 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 16  
  23/08/1997 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 46 - 12  
  07/09/1997 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 26  
  13/09/1997 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 23  
  21/09/1997 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 28  
  04/10/1997 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 31  
  11/10/1997 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 6  
  18/10/1997 Bridgend Ravens Rep 0 0 0 0 0 D 27 - 27  
  25/10/1997 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 30 - 24  
  01/11/1997 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 20  
  08/11/1997 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 32  
  06/12/1997 Newport Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 25  
  13/12/1997 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 31  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 13 8 0 5 1 0 0 0 5  
Clubs: - Cardiff -
Education: - Llandovery College -
Region: - Scarlets -
Honours: - Wales - Wales A - Wales U15 - Wales U19 - Wales U21 -

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