Wilf Jones passes on

Swansea RFC were saddened to hear of the passing of former player Wilf Jones at the age of 98. Wilf was not only a regular with Swansea RFC in the late ‘forties and early ‘fifties, but also gave many years of service as the club’s accountant after his playing days. 

Wilf Jones played 77 matches in the second-row for the Swansea 1st XV between 1948 and 1953. A prolific goal kicker (he kicked 31 conversions and 43 penalties in his 77 appearances), Wilf played only 16 of the 40 matches in 1950-51 but contributed 55 points, second only to Len Davies (66) and was top points scorer in 1951-52 with 83 points from just 23 matches (from 42 fixtures). His service to the club continued for many years after is playing days, as he oversaw the accounts of the club. The thoughts of all at St Helen’s are with Wilf’s family at this sad time.