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.
PLAYER FOR P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
Wales 12 7 1 4 4 0 0 2 20
TOTAL 12 7 1 4 4 0 0 2 20
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 27 21 0 6 798 501 107
Llandovery 28 20 1 7 803 492 98
Cardiff 26 19 1 6 771 547 95
Ebbw Vale 28 19 1 8 671 512 90
Pontypridd 25 18 0 7 840 480 89
Aberavon 26 17 2 7 612 490 83
Newport 29 16 2 11 726 678 83
Swansea 28 15 0 13 625 552 75
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 26 12 1 13 669 556 73
Carmarthen Quins 29 13 1 15 616 544 71
Llanelli 29 11 1 17 622 710 58
Bedwas 28 10 1 17 615 786 52
Bridgend Ravens 26 9 0 17 544 651 50
Cross Keys 27 5 1 21 552 925 35
Bargoed 27 6 0 21 522 872 33
Neath 27 1 0 26 379 1069 3