Ken Jones (rugby union, born 1941)

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For the Welsh international rugby player of the 1950s, see Ken Jones (rugby union, born 1921).
Ken Jones
Full name David Kenneth Jones
Date of birth (1941-08-07) 7 August 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth Cross Hands, Wales
School Gwendraeth Grammar
University University College, Cardiff
Oxford University
Occupation(s) teacher
Rugby union career
Position(s) centre / wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British Lions

David Kenneth Jones (born 7 August 1941)[1] is a former Wales international rugby union player.

He was capped fourteen times by Wales as a centre between 1962 and 1966.[2] He scored five tries for Wales. He was selected for Wales' first overseas tour in 1964 and played in the Welsh rugby team's first match outside of Europe and its first in the Southern Hemisphere; played against East Africa in Nairobi on 12 May 1964, Wales winning 8-26.

Jones was selected for the 1962 British Lions tour to South Africa and played in the first three internationals, scoring one try. He was also selected for the 1966 British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand, and played in both internationals against Australia and the first international against the All Blacks, scoring two tries in the latter match. He also toured South Africa with Wales in 1964.

He played club rugby for Llanelli and Cardiff.


  1. ^ Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. 12:30. ISBN 0-460-07003-7. 
  2. ^ Griffiths, page 4:34-4:35