Howie Jones

Howie Jones

Position: Wing

Born 08/09/1907
Died 04/05/1983
Place Of Birth Glynneath
Elwyn Howel Jones.   
Caps: 2.
Position: Wing.  
Games Played: 1930 v I,F.
Born: 8/9/1907 Glynneath.
Died: 4/5/1983 Porthcawl.
Main club: Swansea.
Howie Jones followed his father to win a cap, but sadly Howell Jones Sr (one cap, 1904) had died aged 26 in 1908 when Howie was just 12 weeks old. A bank official, who lived in Newton Cottage, Newton, Porthcawl, Howie was educated at Neath Grammar School and was capped by Wales Secondary Schools against France and Yorkshire in 1924. He appeared for Swansea, Neath and Aberavon and was with Swansea when he was capped, replacing the injured Ronnie Boon who had been selected, and Howie dived on his debut to score a try that he shared with Harry Peacock – the only instance in international rugby. Though Wales won on both of his appearances he was not selected again. Howie was brought up by his grandparents James (a coach builder and smithy) and Mary Phillips at 31 Gnoll Park Road, Neath.

(Swansea RFC are grateful to rugby historian Howard Evans for this player profile).

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - Aberavon - Neath - Swansea -
Education: - Neath Grammar School -
Region: - Glamorgan -
Honours: - Wales - Wales Schools -

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