Ian McJennett

Ian McJennett

Position: Wing

Ian McJennett was a Wales U15, Secondary Schools and Youth international who played for Cardiff between 1946 and 1950, gaining his "Rags" cap in 1947 – 48. Starting off as a wing he moved to Newport as a back row forward and converted to prop alongside Bryn Meredith. In a 12-year career at Rodney Parade he played 49 games for the first team and spent time as captain of Newport United and in 1959 was selected for Crawshays Welsh XV. Upon his retirement from playing he took a coaching role with the Black and Ambers that over 10 years included victories against touring sides from New Zealand (1963) and South Africa (1969) as well as a draw with Australia in 1967 and Welsh Championship success in 1968 – 9. McJennett was also coach to Oxford University and served on the Newport committee, being Chairman in 1975 – 6.

Ian McJennett died in Cardiff in 1984 at the age of just 54.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1946/1947 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 9  
  1947/1948 9 8 0 1 4 0 0 0 12  
  1948/1949 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1949/1950 7 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 21 16 1 4 7 0 0 0 21  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/04/1947 Devonport Services WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 27 - 3  
  15/04/1947 Exeter Chiefs WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  28/04/1947 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/11/1947 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  20/12/1947 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 8  
  17/01/1948 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  13/03/1948 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  18/03/1948 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  20/03/1948 Coventry WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 33 - 8  
  28/03/1948 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  29/03/1948 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 5  
  30/03/1948 Devonport Services WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 32 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  23/04/1949 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  30/04/1949 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/03/1950 Cheltenham WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  25/03/1950 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  11/04/1950 Northampton Saints WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  15/04/1950 Devonport Services WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  17/04/1950 Penzance & Newlyn WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  22/04/1950 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  29/04/1950 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Newport -
Invitational: - Crawshays -
Honours: - Wales Youth -

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