Jack Jones (rugby player)
|Full name||John Phillips Jones|
|Date of birth||2 March 1886|
|Place of birth||Pontymoile, Wales|
|Date of death||19 March 1951(aged 65)|
|Place of death||Llantarnam, Wales|
|School||Christ College, Brecon|
|Notable relative(s)||Tuan Jones, brother
Ponty Jones, brother
|Spouse||Ethel Gwendoline Williams|
|Rugby union career|
John "Jack" Phillips Jones (3 March 1886 – 19 March 1951) was a Welsh international centre who played club rugby for Pontypool Rugby Club and Newport Rugby Football Club. He won 14 caps for Wales and was known as The Prince of Centres.
John 'Jack' Phillip Jones was born in Pontymoile, Pontypool in 1886, to David Jones and his wife Margaret (née Phillips). Jones was one of four brothers, who would all eventually play for Pontypool Rugby Club. Two of his brother, David and James, would, like Jack, eventually play international rugby for Wales. The Joneses along with the Goulds are the only family to provide three brothers to the Welsh international rugby union team.
Jones was first capped, at centre, making his debut against Australia in December, 1908. He would play for Wales a further 13 times and would probably have been capped far more times but for the cessation of international rugby during the years of the First World War.
International matches played for Wales
- Australia 1908
- England 1909, 1910, 1912, 1921
- France 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1920
- Ireland 1909, 1913, 1920
- Scotland 1909
- Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3.
- Thomas, Wayne (1979). A Century of Welsh Rugby Players. Ansells Ltd.