Player

Gwyn Jones - Back Row

Gwyn Jones
Height183
Weight95
Date Of Birth05/10/1972
Place Of BirthLoughor
EducationLlandovery College
ClubsCardiff
RegionsScarlets
HonoursWales, Wales A, Wales U21, Wales U15, Wales 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
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3