Harold Jones (rugby)

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Harold James Jones
Personal information
Full name Harold James Jones
Nickname Hal
Born 22 December 1907
Ogmore Vale, Wales
Died 16 October 1955 (aged 47)
Staincliffe, Batley, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1929–29 Neath RFC
Maesteg RFC
1929–30 Cardiff RFC 17
Glamorgan Police RFC
Glamorgan County RFC
Total 17 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1929 Wales 2 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1929–33 Wigan 108 23 69
≤1935–≥36 Keighley
Total 108 23 0 0 69
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1935–36 Wales 3 0 0 0 0
Source: ESPN

Harold "Hal" James Jones (22 December 1907 – 16 October 1955 (aged 47)) was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s and 1930s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Neath RFC, Maesteg RFC, Cardiff RFC, Glamorgan Police RFC, and Glamorgan County RFC, as a Lock, i.e. number 4 or 5, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Wigan and Keighley as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums,[1] he died in Staincliffe, Batley.

Playing career[edit]

Rugby league career[edit]

Harold Jones made his début for Wigan in the 7–8 defeat by Leigh at Mather Lane, Leigh on Saturday 31 August 1929, he scored his first try for Wigan in the 23–6 victory over Wakefield Trinity at Central Park, Wigan on Wednesday 1 January 1930, he scored his last try for Wigan in the 15–8 victory over Widnes at Naughton Park, Widnes on Saturday 4 March 1933, he played his last match for Wigan in the 10–11 defeat by Halifax at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 11 November 1933.[2]

International honours[edit]

Hal Jones won caps for Wales national rugby union team while at Neath RFC in 1929 against England, and Scotland.[3] Jones also won three caps for Wales national rugby league team in 1935–1936 while at Keighley.[4]

Harold Jones was selected for Great Britain while at Keighley for the 1936 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Honoured at Keighley[edit]

Harold Jones is a Keighley Cougars Hall of Fame Inductee.[5]


  1. ^ Robert Gate (1986). "Gone North – Volume 1". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-0-1
  2. ^ "Hal Jones Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Harold Jones". ESPN. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "League Management". Wales Rugby League. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Keighley Cougars Hall of Fame". halifaxrlfc.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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