Joseph Jones (rugby)
|Full name||Joseph Jones|
15 March 1899|
|Died||27 January 1960
Joseph "Joe" Jones (15 March 1899 — 27 January 1960 (aged 60)) born in Pontardawe, was a Welsh dual-code international 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 Ystradgynlais RFC, and Swansea RFC, as a Centre, i.e. number 12 or 13, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Leeds, and Wakefield Trinity, as a Centre, i.e. number 3 or 4, he died in Liverpool.
Rugby union career
Jones initially played rugby union for Ystradgynlais RFC before switching in 1923 to first class Welsh team Swansea. While with Swansea, Jones was selected for his one and only international game, as a centre in Wales' 10-6 victory over France in the 1924 Five Nations Championship match at Stade Colombes on 27 March 1924. That same year Jones left union, and any future international caps for the Wales union team, behind him when he 'Went North' switching to the professional league code.
Notable Tour Match Appearances
"The Colonials had a strong side, but were well and truly beaten in a game in which Trinity surprised friend and foe alike by a great display. They were the first team to beat the Australians on that tour."
Contemporaneous Article Extract
"Joseph Jones. The death of Mr. Joe Jones three weeks ago came upon us suddenly, although it had been apparent to those in closest touch with him that his health was failing. We had hoped that he might make a complete recovery and be able to resume his place in the club's councils which he so much valued. His earliest football in his native Wales had brought him international honours when he decided to change his code and join Leeds R.L.F.C. Soon he was at Belle Vue where, for over thirty years he has rendered most useful and untiring service as a player, then on the Staff, and for the last 13½ years on the committee. He has also been Vice-Chairman of the Club and a member of the Rugby League Council. Thus, to our great regret, another good club man has been removed from our midst. Our sympathy goes to his family in their bereavement, the more so since Mrs. Jones has been for some time suffering from serious illness, a combination of extremely sad circumstances."
- "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Joe Jones rugby union profile Scrum.com
- Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.
- Joe Joseph Rugby union profile Ospreysrugby.com
- Profile and photo of Jones Swansea RFC site
- Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC - FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9
- Lindley, John (1960). Dreadnoughts - A HISTORY OF Wakefield Trinity F. C. 1873–1960. John Lindley Son & Co Ltd. ISBN n/a
- Lindley, John (20/02/1960). Wakefield Trinity RLFC Official Programme: Oldham. John Lindley Son & Co Ltd. ISBN n/a