Kingsley Jones (Welsh rugby union flanker)

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not to be confused with Kingsley Jones (Welsh rugby union prop), Wales and British Lions international rugby union player

Kingsley Jones
Full name Philip Kingsley Brian Jones
Date of birth (1969-06-19) 19 June 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Nantyglo, Wales
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker, Number 8
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Abertillery
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
-1994
1994-1995
1995-1998
1998-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
Cross Keys
Pontypridd
Ebbw Vale
Gloucester
Worcester
Pontypridd
Doncaster



48
21

23



(20)
(15)

(20)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996-1998  Wales 10 (0)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2003-2004
2004-2011
2012-2014
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-
Doncaster (Director of Rugby)
Sale Sharks
Russia
London Welsh (consultant)
NG Dragons (Asst Coach)
NG Dragons
Rugby union career

Kingsley Jones (born 19 June 1969)[1] is a former Welsh rugby union coach and former player. He has coached several teas in his career, ranging from domestic club in England to the Russian national team. He is currently the head coach at Newport Gwent Dragons, working along side Lyn Jones.

As a player, he won 10 caps for Wales between 1996 and 1998, once as captain. A flanker, he played his club rugby for Ebbw Vale RFC, Pontypridd RFC, Worcester Warriors and Gloucester. Jones has captained every side that he played for including Wales and Wales A

He spent one season as player coach at Doncaster Knights, before moving to Sale Sharks as the forwards coach. He was later promoted to head coach then on to director of rugby at Sale, before leaving in February 2011, after seven years during which time the Sharks won the European shield in 2005 and Guinness premiership in 2006.[2] He was then appointed head coach of Russia, leading them to the 2011 World Cup, and to the final stages of the 2015 Rugby World Cup European qualifications.

In 2013 Jones took up an Assistant coach position with Newport Gwent Dragons, a role he combined with his role with the Russia national team.

On 22 May 2014 it was announced that Jones had quit as head coach of Russia due to family reasons.[3] This announcement was made just a day before Russia's Round 6: Repechage playoff with Germany for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Jones was replaced with Raphaël Saint-André, brother of French national coach Philippe Saint-André.

In June 2014 Jones was appointed Head Coach at Newport Gwent Dragons [4]


Personal[edit]

Jones often appears on BBC 2 Wales' regular Sunday rugby union programme Scrum V.

His father, Phil Kingsley Jones, is the former manager of Jonah Lomu. Both his sons Dorian Jones and Rhys Jones are professional rugby union players.

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Wales Darren Edwards
Newport Gwent Dragons
2014-
Succeeded by