Ken Jones

Ken Jones

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 07/08/1941 (76)
Place Of Birth Cross Hands
Height 173cm / 5' 8"
Weight 81kg / 12st 10lbs

David Kenneth Jones, a Schoolboy superstar from the Gwendrath Valley, soon became know as "DK" throughout his senior career. Capped for Wales U15s as Full back then U19s as a Fly half in 1960. He played first class rugby for Llanelli whilst still at school his first Senior cap for Wales came as a Centre against England at Twickenham came two years later, then four months later he was a fully fledged British Lion in South Africa.

He stayed at Llanelli for three seasons, interspersed with a year at Oxford University where he gained a Blue in the Varsity match. After playing over a hundred games for the Scarlets he joined Cardiff in 1965 playing 104 games over five years.  

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1965/1966 22 15 1 6 2 0 0 0 6  
  1966/1967 23 16 2 5 6 0 0 0 18  
  1967/1968 13 8 1 4 2 0 0 0 6  
  1968/1969 24 17 3 4 7 0 0 0 21  
  1969/1970 20 13 2 5 2 0 0 0 6  
  1970/1971 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 104 69 10 25 19 0 0 0 57  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/09/1965 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  22/09/1965 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  25/09/1965 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  29/09/1965 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  02/10/1965 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  09/10/1965 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  16/10/1965 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  20/10/1965 Cooptimists CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 3  
  23/10/1965 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 17  
  13/11/1965 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  15/11/1965 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  20/11/1965 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 36 - 8  
  27/11/1965 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  04/12/1965 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/12/1965 Liverpool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  08/01/1966 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  22/01/1966 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  10/02/1966 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 11  
  19/02/1966 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  26/02/1966 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  05/03/1966 St Luke's College, Exeter CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  19/03/1966 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  28/09/1966 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 37 - 3  
  01/10/1966 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  22/10/1966 Cardiff College of Education CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 6  
  29/10/1966 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  05/11/1966 Australia CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 8  
  09/11/1966 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  14/11/1966 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  19/11/1966 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  26/11/1966 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 14  
  10/12/1966 Harlequins CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 0  
  17/12/1966 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  26/12/1966 Liverpool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  31/12/1966 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  11/01/1967 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  14/01/1967 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  18/03/1967 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  25/03/1967 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  27/03/1967 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  05/04/1967 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 28 - 5  
  06/05/1967 South West Africa CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  13/05/1967 Eastern Province Kings CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 34 - 9  
  17/05/1967 Southern Universities CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  20/05/1967 Northern Transvaal CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 25  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/10/1967 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  25/10/1967 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  30/10/1967 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  04/11/1967 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  15/11/1967 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  18/11/1967 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 9  
  23/12/1967 Welsh Academicals CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 3  
  27/12/1967 UAU CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  20/01/1968 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  03/04/1968 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  15/04/1968 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 12  
  21/04/1968 Bressane CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  22/04/1968 Selection Du Lyonnais WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/10/1968 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 0  
  09/10/1968 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 8  
  12/10/1968 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  16/10/1968 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 35 - 9  
  19/10/1968 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  26/10/1968 Glamorgan Police CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 46 - 17  
  02/11/1968 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  09/11/1968 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  11/11/1968 Province D' Auvergne CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  23/11/1968 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  30/11/1968 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  07/12/1968 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  11/12/1968 University of Cape Town CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  21/12/1968 Gala CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 3  
  26/12/1968 Liverpool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 5  
  11/01/1969 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  25/01/1969 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  21/02/1969 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  01/03/1969 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  15/03/1969 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 11  
  22/03/1969 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 3  
  05/04/1969 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 16  
  14/04/1969 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  16/04/1969 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/11/1969 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  08/11/1969 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/11/1969 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 13  
  29/11/1969 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 5  
  06/12/1969 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 5  
  13/12/1969 South Africa CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  22/12/1969 Liverpool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  03/01/1970 Pontypridd CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 5  
  10/01/1970 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 11  
  17/01/1970 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  31/01/1970 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  21/02/1970 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  28/02/1970 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 14  
  07/03/1970 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  15/03/1970 Bective Rangers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  21/03/1970 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  28/03/1970 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 28 - 30  
  30/03/1970 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  08/04/1970 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  11/04/1970 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  28/10/1970 Maesteg CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  07/11/1970 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 14 5 3 6 2 0 0 0 6  
  British and Irish Lions 6 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 9  

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