John "Jack" Elliott [or Elliot] was a scrum half who played club rugby for Cardiff and international rugby for Wales, winning three caps. Although born in the North -East of England, Elliott was living in Cardiff, by the time he was a young man.
He become the director of the Mount Stuart Dry Dock in the city and was also a property owner. Elliot began his rugby career playing for Llandaff, before switching to Cardiff.
He was first selected to represent Wales when he was brought in at centre to replace the captain, Arthur 'Monkey' Gould in the final game of the 1894 Home Nations Championships.
Elliott was made captain of Cardiff for the 1896 -97 season and four years after his previous international cap was called back into the Welsh team for the 1898 Championship this time at his preferred position of scrum half.
After retiring from rugby, Elliott continued his connection with the sport by becoming a first class referee. He was also a keen golfer and in 1935 was captain of the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. He died in Cardiff on 30th March 1938 [aged 66].
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