Harold Jones (rugby)
|Full name||Harold James Jones|
|Born||22 December 1907
Ogmore Vale, Wales
|Died||16 October 1955 (aged 47)
Staincliffe, Batley, England
|Glamorgan Police RFC|
|Glamorgan County RFC|
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 '30s, 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, he died in Staincliffe, Batley.
Rugby league career
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.
Hal Jones won caps for Wales national rugby union team while at Neath RFC in 1929 against England, and Scotland. Jones also won three caps for Wales national rugby league team in 1935–1936 while at Keighley.
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
Harold Jones is a Keighley Cougars Hall of Fame Inductee.
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