Dafydd Jones

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Dafydd Jones
Full name Dafydd Aled Rees Jones
Date of birth (1979-06-24) 24 June 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Aberystwyth, Wales
Height 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb; 238 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker, Number 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–2010 Scarlets 197 (120)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2010 Wales 42 (10)

Dafydd Jones (born 24 June 1979) is a Welsh former rugby union footballer, who played in the back row for the Scarlets in the Celtic League, scoring nine tries (45 points) in 104 appearances. He also played for Wales, making 42 appearances in an eight-year international career.

Jones was born in Aberystwyth. A product of Llanelli's youth system, he went on to play for Wales Development as well as the Sevens and 'A' teams. He made his Test debut for Wales on 9 November 2002 against Fiji at the Millennium Stadium; Wales won the match 58–14. He was then capped against Canada and the All Blacks. After competing in the 2003 Six Nations Championship, he was capped against the All Blacks and England, before he was included in the Welsh squad for the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He played in five matches during the tournament, scoring a try in the match against Italy

He played in the 2004 Six Nations Championship, as well as being capped twice in June, and then another four times in November, scoring a try against Romania. He played against England in the 2005 Six Nations Championship, which Wales went on to win.

Jones suffered a shoulder injury, after coming off the bench in Wales's 19–12 defeat by New Zealand on 7 November 2009.[1] After undergoing two operations, Jones retired from all forms of rugby on 4 January 2011, after failing to fully recover.[2] Jones will continue his association with the Scarlets for at least six months by undertaking various roles within the region, including assisting with the Academy, working within the community department to help inspire young players, and aiding sponsor relationships.[2]


  1. ^ "Shoulder injury rules out Jones". BBC Wales. 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Injury ends Dafydd Jones' Wales and Scarlets career". BBC Wales. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 

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