Player

Ronnie Boon - Wing

Ronnie Boon
Date Of Birth11/06/1909
Place Of BirthBarry
EducationTrinity College, Carmarthen, Barry County School
ClubsCardiff, Carmarthen Quins, London Welsh
HonoursWales
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
Ronald Winston "Ronnie " Boon was born in Barry on 11th June 1909. Boon began his rugby career at Barry Parade Club before playing at schoolboy level with Barry Grammar and then representing the Welsh Schools.
During his career he played for several club teams including London Welsh, for whom he would become club secretary during the 1960s, but the majority of his career was at Cardiff. He joined the club in the 1928 - 29 season and played 98 matches over the next 11 seasons, scoring 76 tries - including four in a match against Watsonians in 1930.
In 1930 he was selected to play for Wales in the Five Nations against Scotland and went on to gain 12 caps in total. As well as international honours Ronnie Boon played three games for for the Barbarians, in 1932 - 33, against Leicester, Penarth and Newport.
Having qualified as a teacher in 1931 Boon left Wales to study at Dunfermline College of Education and he later taught at Dunfermline High School. Whilst in Scotland he turned out for Dunfermline RFC, although he would still play for Cardiff when he could. Boon stayed in Dunfermline until 1938 when he moved to Brighton. He would later return to Wales and became a councillor for South Glamorgan County Council.
Ronnie Boon was President of Barry RFC and served on the Sports Council of Wales. In 1995 He emigrated to New Zealand where he died in 1998 aged 89.
COMPETITION PLAYED T C P DG PTS YC RC
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 26 20 0 6 756 475 102
Cardiff 26 19 1 6 771 547 95
Llandovery 27 19 1 7 779 479 94
Pontypridd 25 18 0 7 840 480 89
Ebbw Vale 27 18 1 8 624 488 85
Aberavon 25 16 2 7 569 478 78
Newport 28 15 2 11 683 654 78
Swansea 27 15 0 12 604 518 75
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 25 12 1 12 630 513 71
Carmarthen Quins 28 13 1 14 603 520 71
Llanelli 28 10 1 17 588 689 53
Bedwas 27 10 1 16 591 739 52
Bridgend Ravens 25 8 0 17 501 612 45
Cross Keys 26 5 1 20 528 882 35
Bargoed 26 6 0 20 496 830 32
Neath 26 1 0 25 367 1026 3