Player

Gwyn Jones - Back Row

Cardiff
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Gwyn Jones
Height183
Weight95
Date Of Birth05/10/1972
Place Of BirthLoughor
EducationLlandovery College
ClubsCardiff
RegionsScarlets
HonoursWales, Wales A, Wales RU U21, Wales RU U15, Wales RU U19
Rhodri Gwyn Jones was born in Swansea 1972 and educated at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontybrenin, Llandovery College and Cardiff Medical School, where he played rugby for Cardiff Medicals. After captaining Wales at U15 and U17 level he won five caps for the U18s.
 Joining Cardiff from Llanelli, Gwyn played 23 times for the Blue and Blacks before his career was tragically ended in a game against Swansea at the Arms Park. As he was attempting to retrieve the ball from a ruck he suffered a serious spinal injury and would never play again. In spite of the seriousness of the injury Gwyn recovered sufficiently to become a rugby critic on television and return to his career as a doctor in Cardiff. In 2002 the Welsh Former International Players Association and the Welsh Rugby Union honoured Jones with a Bravery Award.
Before his injury he had been capped at Senior level by Wales winning 13 caps, five as captain. His first cap was against Italy in 1996 and his last against New Zealand a few weeks before his tragic injury in 1997.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1996-1997 10 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
1997-1998 13 8 1 4 2 0 0 0 10
TOTAL 23 14 1 8 2 0 0 0 10
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 6 6 0 0 149 88 27
Aberavon 5 5 0 0 112 89 20
Merthyr 6 3 0 3 139 117 17
Newport 6 3 0 3 117 102 16
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 6 3 0 3 140 139 15
Pontypridd 6 3 0 3 124 132 15
Carmarthen Quins 5 3 0 2 108 90 13
Swansea 6 2 0 4 110 112 12
Llandovery 4 2 0 2 93 79 11
Ebbw Vale 6 1 0 5 122 168 7
Llanelli 5 1 0 4 96 147 6
Bridgend Ravens 5 1 0 4 77 124 6