|Full name||Jon Wells|
23 September 1978 |
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||14 st 5 lb (91 kg)|
Jon Wells (born 23 September 1978 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England) is a former English rugby league footballer and now a Sky Sports rugby league pundit. At the end of the fourteenth season of Super League there were five internationals who had played in every season; these being Keiron Cunningham, Sean Long, Paul Johnson, Keith Senior, Terry Newton and they were joined in this achievement by Jon Wells. Wells is a regular columnist for the monthly Rugby League World magazine which was for a time insightful about Harlequins and London but has since become a more general column about Rugby League themes.
By the summer of 2009, Jon Wells had made over 250 Super League appearances including 109 for the London club, 24 appearances for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and 136 appearances for Castleford Tigers.
Wells was awarded a testimonial in the autumn of 2009. This made him the first player to have been awarded a testimonial by the Rugby Football League whilst representing a club in London or the South. He did not play for the club for ten years and was instead awarded the testimonial directly by the RFL. Rob Purdham has the distinction of being the only player in 30 years to be awarded this a testimonial by the club itself and from all players for the London Rugby League club or its former guises Harlequins Rugby League, London Crusaders and Fulham Rugby League club
Wells played his last game for Harlequins on 21 August 2009 having been carried off the field following a two-man spear tackle at Hull FC.
Wells is now a pundit for Sky's Rugby League coverage.