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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3