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.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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