Lyn Jones

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Lyn Jones
Full name Richard Lyn Jones
Date of birth (1964-06-05)5 June 1964
Place of birth Cwmafan, Wales
School Ysgol Gyfun, Ystalyfera
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Neath RFC
Llanelli RFC
Treorchy RFC
Neath RFC
Ebbw Vale RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1993 Wales 5 (0)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
London Welsh
NG Dragons
Rugby union career

Richard Lyn Jones (born 5 June 1964) is a former Wales international rugby union player. A flanker, he played his club rugby for Neath RFC.


He was appointed Head Coach of the Ospreys when the regional team was created in 2003 but left by mutual agreement on 16 May 2008 and joined Newport Gwent Dragons in November 2008. In June 2009 he took up a coaching role in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

In June 2011 Jones was appointed Head Coach of London Welsh RFC.[1]

In June 2013 Jones was appointed Director of Rugby at Newport Gwent Dragons.[2] Following the departure of Darren Edwards in February 2014 he took over the Head Coach role on an interim basis[3] until the appointment of Kingsley Jones as Head Coach in June 2014.[4]


His son Luc Jones is a professional rugby union player.


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