Jon Bryant (rugby union)
|Full name||Jonathan Bryant|
|Date of birth||14 October 1976|
|Place of birth||Aberdare, Wales|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||15 st 6 lb (216 lb; 98 kg)|
|Rugby union career|
Jonathan 'Jon' Bryant (born 14 October 1976, in Aberdare, Wales) is a former Wales Rugby union international. His previous clubs include Pontypridd RFC, Celtic Warriors, Newport Gwent Dragons and Sale Sharks. Formerly the player/manager of Merthyr RFC, he is currently the head coach at Barry RFC.
Before becoming seriously involved in the world of rugby, Jonathan was a talented footballer who was scouted by many professional clubs before switching codes after an invite to play for his old school, Aberdare Boys Comprehensive, against a select XV. This game would include his future team-mate, Dale McIntosh.
Such was his enthusiasm and drive in the game, he was offered a trial by the then Merthyr Tydfil RFC manager (He was also offered a bet by his uncle that if he "dump-tackled" McIntosh he would be financially rewarded and make a talking point in the game few would have anticipated). After two years at Merthyr, Bryant was offered a trial with Pontypridd along with Robert Sidoli, and he scored a try on his debut against Llanelli RFC.
He attained his only international cap as a replacement against Romania on 27 August 2003.
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