John Jones

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
14-02-1917
N/A
21-10-1946
Llanelli RU- Wales
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-10-1946 v Halifax
Barrow
1947- Llanelli RLFC
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1946-1946
22 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
6
0
0
18

BIOGRAPHY

John Jones by Alex Service

Part of the first wave of players recruited from Wales after the Second World War, WJ Jones was a strong and mobile second-rower from the Llanelli club. He joined fellow Welshmen Elwyn Bowen, Glan Jones and Len Constance at Knowsley Road and made his debut against Halifax at Knowsley Road 26th October 1946, which Saints won 15-8. The forward pack for that game was as follows: H.Fishwick, Dilorenzo, Pilkington, Jones, Leyland and Mills.
The 1946-47 campaign was blighted by the weather, with fixtures being played into the early summer months. John made 22 appearances for the club during the campaign and scored 6 tries. His second-row compatriots were the likes of Len Aston, Tommy Leyland and Ernie Mills.
His last match came against Barrow at Knowsley Road on 31st May 1947, which the home team won at a canter 36-7. John later became the Player Manager of the fledgling Llanelli Rugby League club for the start of the 1949-50 season. His former Saints colleagues Elwyn Bowen and Glan Jones also signed for the club. He died in Llanelli in October 1995, aged 78.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1946~476 0 0 22
TOTALS:6 0 0 22
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Oct 1946 W 11 Halifax L 1946~47 H 15 8 1 VIEW
2nd Nov 1946 W 11 Oldham L 1946~47 A 7 3 VIEW
9th Nov 1946 L 11 Swinton L 1946~47 H 11 15 VIEW
16th Nov 1946 D 11 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 A 10 10 VIEW
23rd Nov 1946 L 12 Bramley L 1946~47 A 0 10 VIEW
30th Nov 1946 W 11 Huddersfield L 1946~47 H 18 10 VIEW
7th Dec 1946 L 11 Leigh L 1946~47 A 3 10 VIEW
14th Dec 1946 W 11 Salford L 1946~47 H 9 8 VIEW
25th Dec 1946 L 11 Liverpool Stanley L 1946~47 H 16 17 VIEW
26th Dec 1946 L 11 Wigan L 1946~47 H 9 11 VIEW
28th Dec 1946 L 11 Huddersfield L 1946~47 A 12 19 VIEW
1st Jan 1947 L 11 Liverpool Stanley L 1946~47 A 7 8 VIEW
18th Jan 1947 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 A 11 7 VIEW
25th Jan 1947 W 11 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 H 29 16 1 VIEW
8th Mar 1947 W 11 Keighley CC1(1) 1946~47 H 17 7 2 VIEW
11th Mar 1947 L 11 Keighley CC1(2) 1946~47 N 5 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1947 L 11 Warrington CC2 1946~47 A 2 24 VIEW
29th Mar 1947 L 12 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 A 3 11 VIEW
5th Apr 1947 L 11 Warrington L 1946~47 H 6 10 VIEW
12th Apr 1947 L 11 Oldham L 1946~47 H 7 18 VIEW
17th May 1947 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 H 35 0 2 VIEW
31st May 1947 W 12 Barrow L 1946~47 H 36 7 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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