Jon Welsh

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Jon Welsh
Full name Jon Welsh
Nickname Welshy
Date of birth (1986-10-13) 13 October 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 124 kg (19 st 7 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Newcastle Falcons
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

2004–2008
Whitecraigs RFC
Glasgow Hutchesons Aloysians RFC
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2015
2015–
Glasgow Warriors
Newcastle Falcons
109
25
((20)
(5))
Correct as of 25 January 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012– Scotland 11 ((5))
Correct as of 18 October 2015

Jon Welsh (born 13 October 1986) is a Scottish rugby union player currently playing for Newcastle Falcons. Welsh was previously at Glasgow Warriors, and was named in the Pro12 Dream Team at the end of the 2011/12 season.

International career[edit]

On 1 September 2015 Welsh was named in Vern Cotter's Scotland squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. On 18 October 2015 he was involved in a controversial incident in the final minutes of Scotland's quarter final against Australia. Scotland were defending a 34–32 lead going into the final minutes when a penalty was given by referee Craig Joubert for an apparent offside offence committed by Welsh. The ball had been knocked forward by John Hardie and was also touched by Australian scrum-half Nick Phipps before Welsh picked the ball up. Had Joubert deemed Phipps' touch to be intentional then the penalty would have been downgraded to an Australian scrum. Bernard Foley kicked the resulting penalty and sent Australia through.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scotland belie their 100-1 odds but are doomed by a cruel twist of fate". guardian.com. 18 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 

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