Jason Jones-Hughes

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Jason Jones-Hughes
Full name Jason Jones-Hughes
Date of birth (1976-09-13)13 September 1976
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre, Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)


Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997-1999 NSW Waratahs 27 (15)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999–2000 Wales Wales 3 (0)

Jason Jones-Hughes (born 13 September 1976 in Sydney)[1] is an Australian born rugby union player who played for the Wales national rugby union team. The fact that he represented Wales caused friction between the two national rugby unions[2] as he had played for the Australian Barbarians and was part of the Australian team that toured Argentina in 1997 before representing Wales.[3] The International Rugby Board ruled he was eligible to play for Wales as he had not played a full international match for Australia national rugby union team and he had a Welsh qualification through his parents. In 2000 he was initially implicated in the "grannygate" scandal before being exonerated.

A centre, he played his club rugby for Newport and was part of the 1999 Wales World Cup Squad hosted by Wales. Due to injuries he only attained three caps for Wales.[4] He later joined Munster before his injuries caused him to retire from rugby.


  1. ^ Jason Jones-Hughes player profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ Aussies slam rugby adverts BBC.co.uk, 17 September 1999
  3. ^ Jason Jones-Hughes Newport profile blackandambers.co.uk
  4. ^ More injury woe for Jones-Hughes BBC.co.uk, 15 August 2001

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