Lyn Jones

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Lyn Jones
Full name Richard Lyn Jones
Date of birth (1964-06-05)5 June 1964
Place of birth Cwmafan, Wales
School Ysgol Gyfun, Ystalyfera
Rugby union career
Position(s) Open-side Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Neath RFC
Llanelli RFC
Treorchy RFC
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993 Wales 5 ((0))
Teams coached
Years Team
Neath RFC
London Welsh
NG Dragons

Richard Lyn Jones (born 5 June 1964) is a former Wales international rugby union player. A flanker, he played his club rugby for Neath RFC.


His first coaching appointment was with Neath in 1994, following a premature end to his playing career. He was appointed Head Coach of the Ospreys when the regional team was created in 2003 but left by mutual agreement on 16 May 2008 and joined Newport Gwent Dragons in November 2008 as assistant. In June 2009 he became the Director of Rugby at the British School, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

In June 2011 Jones was appointed Head Coach of London Welsh RFC.[1] Immediately gaining promotion to Aviva Premiership. In June 2013 Jones was appointed Director of Rugby at Newport Gwent Dragons.[2] Following the departure of Darren Edwards in February 2014 he took over the Head Coach role on an interim basis[3] until the appointment of Kingsley Jones as Head Coach in June 2014.[4] Lyn Jones left his role as Director of Rugby at Newport Gwent Dragons in April 2016.

In November 2016, the Namibia Rugby Union announced the appointment of Jones as the head coach of the Welwitschias – a Namibian team playing in the South African Currie Cup competition – for the 2017 season.[5]


His son Luc Jones is a professional rugby union player.


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