Jack Jones (rugby)

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John Jones
Personal information
Full name John Jones
Nickname Jack, Bedwellty
Born 25 January 1890
Bedwellty, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Blackwood Crusaders
Tredegar RFC
Brynmawr RFC
Pontypool RFC
≤1914–≥14 Abertillery RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1914 Wales 4 1 0 0 3
Rugby league
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1914–15 Oldham 10 6 0 0 18
Source: scrum.com

John "Jack" 'Bedwellty' Jones (25 January 1890 — death unknown) born in Bedwellty, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Abertillery RFC, as a Prop, i.e. number 1 or 3, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Oldham.[1]

Rugby career[edit]

Jack Jones won caps for Wales (RU) while at Abertillery RFC in 1914 against England, Scotland, France, and Ireland.[2] Jones, a collier by trade, was a member of the 'Terrible Eight', the nickname the Wales pack was given by the press in the games against Scotland and Ireland in 1914. Both matches were reported as very abrasive contests.

Just two weeks after his final rugby union international for Wales, in which he scored his only international points, a try against Ireland, he turned professional when he joined rugby league team Oldham. He made his début for Oldham against St. Helens on 4 April 1914, and scored three tries in the match.


  1. ^ Robert Gate (1986). "Gone North - Volume 1". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-0-1
  2. ^ "Statistics at scrum.com". scrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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