Lou Jones (rugby league)

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Lou 'Baby' Jones was one of the earliest rugby league players in the Australian competition - the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) premiership.

A forward, Jones played for the Eastern Suburbs club in the years 1908 to 1910. Jones played in Eastern Suburbs first match, and, although a reserve, is recognised as the first Australian representative to come from the Eastern Suburbs club.

Jones, who played in two test matches for Kangasroo's, was the scorer of the winning try in Australia,'s first test match victory. Jones also went on the first 'Kangaroo tour', although not playing in any of the tests, he did play in five tour matches against English county sides.

Jones has the distinction of representing Eastern Suburbs, NSW and Australia in their first matches, Scored the winning try in Australia's first test match victory as well as going away on the first 'Kangaroo Tour'.

The forward is recognised as the 7th player to play for Eastern Suburbs and is also the 7th representative of the Australian rugby league side.

References[edit]

  • The Encyclopedia of Australian Rugby League Players, by Alan Whiticker & Glen Hudson