Arthur Emyr

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Arthur Emyr Jones (born 27 July 1962),[1] usually known as Arthur Emyr, is a former Wales rugby union international. A winger, he played club rugby for Swansea RFC where he remains the club's all-time record try-scorer and also for Cardiff RFC. He also gained a Senior Wales Athletics vest. He also played for David Hughes Rugby First XV, Menai Bridge Rugby Club and Aberystwyth University.

Emyr was born in Bangor, Gwynedd. He attained 13 caps for Wales scoring 4 tries between 1989-1991. He was the 1990 Welsh Player of the Year. He was selected for the Wales squad for the 1991 Rugby World Cup.

After retiring from playing he developed a successful media career, initially as a television sports presenter then as Head of Sport at BBC Wales between 1994 and 2001,[2][3] before joining the Welsh Government as Head of Major Events.


  1. ^ Frank Keating (7 November 2006). "Alas Smith, you'll never be as ubiquitous as Jones". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 June 2009.
  2. ^ "The Berlin Wall was still standing when Gareth Llewellyn made his Wales debut". Wales Online. 20 November 2004.
  3. ^ "Walker to lead BBC Wales Sport". BBC Sport Online. 13 July 2001.

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