Bert Jones

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-05-1906
N/A
04-09-1934
Neath RUFC - Wales
10-09-1934 v Rochdale Hornets
Wakefield Trinity
1934- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1934-1934
14 (0)
1
0
0
3

BIOGRAPHY

Bert Jones by Alex Service

In what was a bleak time for the Knowsley Road club, with stars being sold to other clubs to try and offset mounting debts, the St.Helens Newspaper announced the surprise signing of Welsh international Rugby Union star Bert Jones from Neath. Described as “Wales best scrum-half,” William Herbert Jones had played twice for his country against Ireland and Scotland during the 1933-34 Home Nations competition and was 22 years of age [Wales RU Player Number 487]. He was quite well-built for a scrum-half, being 11 stone 4 lbs and 5 feet 8ins. Bert was no slouch behind the scrum base either.

Unfortunately, Jones played just 14 matches for the club, his last against Wakefield on 1st December 1934. It is not known why his stay at the club was relatively short and we would welcome any further information about the player. We do know, however, that he died at Pontyberem, aged 76, in July 1982.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1934~351 0 0 14
TOTALS:1 0 0 14
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
10th Sep 1934 W 7 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1934~35 H 24 18 V
15th Sep 1934 L 7 Swinton L 1934~35 A 2 19 V
22nd Sep 1934 W 7 Hunslet L 1934~35 H 30 10 V
24th Sep 1934 D 7 Liverpool Stanley LC2 1934~35 H 9 9 V
29th Sep 1934 L 7 Halifax L 1934~35 A 13 21 V
6th Oct 1934 W 7 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 H 7 2 V
13th Oct 1934 L 7 Hunslet L 1934~35 A 0 15 V
20th Oct 1934 L 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 H 6 15 V
27th Oct 1934 L 7 Warrington L 1934~35 A 5 10 V
3rd Nov 1934 W 7 Barrow L 1934~35 H 13 6 1 V
10th Nov 1934 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 A 2 31 V
17th Nov 1934 L 7 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 A 6 8 V
24th Nov 1934 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 H 23 8 V
1st Dec 1934 L 7 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 A 5 19 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 14 OTHER 0 = 14
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 14
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