William Jones

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
Date unknown.
N/A
Date unknown.
Cardiff
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
1st World War Player
Date unknown 1st World War Player
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1915-1917
0 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

William made his debut for the Saints on the 17th March, 1916 in the home War Emergency League match against Runcorn. The Saints ran out victors by 19 points to 11 and William played in the pack. All matches during World War I were deemed to be ‘friendlies’ because of the large number of young men who were in the armed forces. William went on the play another five matches in that season, three of which featured him in the scrum half role.

In the 1916-17 campaign William played in the first ten matches in the forwards. His only match in the centres for the club resulted in a try for him in a home victory for the Saints over Barrow by 6 points to 3.

The 1917-18 season was curtailed in January 1918 because of the lack of finances. William played five matches that season all in forward positions. His last match was against Widnes on January 31st., 1918.

William’s grandson, Allan Jones, kindly forwarded the following details. He played for the Cardiff RU club in 1912-1913 and later on for Cardiff v New Zealand war team in 1918 and for Cardiff v Australia war team in the same year. He was also captain of the 6th Dragoon Guards in their match against the Royal Air Force war team 1916. Apparently he was also in the Police Force in St. Helens around 1915.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1915~16 0006
1916~1710017
1917~18 0005
TOTALS:10028

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
17th Mar 1916 W 13 Runcorn * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 19 11 VIEW
24th Mar 1916 L 13 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 11 VIEW
8th Apr 1916 L 13 Barrow * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 3 16 VIEW
15th Apr 1916 W 7 Runcorn * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 12 2 VIEW
24th Apr 1916 L 7 Barrow * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 0 23 VIEW
29th Apr 1916 W 7 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 5 3 VIEW
2nd Sep 1916 L 10 St. Helens Recs* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 0 24 VIEW
9th Sep 1916 L 10 Swinton* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 3 24 VIEW
14th Oct 1916 L 10 Broughton Rangers* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 8 9 VIEW
21st Oct 1916 L 10 Warrington* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 2 6 VIEW
28th Oct 1916 W 10 Swinton* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 10 3 VIEW
11th Nov 1916 W 10 Widnes* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 13 12 VIEW
18th Nov 1916 L 10 Salford* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 0 8 VIEW
25th Nov 1916 W 10 Warrington* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 5 3 VIEW
9th Dec 1916 L 10 Runcorn* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 6 7 VIEW
25th Dec 1916 L 10 St. Helens Recs* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 0 7 VIEW
2nd Jan 1917 W 10 St. Helens Recs* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 15 0 VIEW
6th Jan 1917 L 10 Widnes* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 3 7 VIEW
17th Mar 1917 W 3 Barrow* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 6 3 1 VIEW
31st Mar 1917 W 7 Salford* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 8 6 VIEW
7th Apr 1917 L 10 Leigh* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 5 19 VIEW
9th Apr 1917 L 10 Widnes* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 5 14 VIEW
14th Apr 1917 L 10 St. Helens Recs* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 0 11 VIEW
15th Sep 1917 L 10 Leigh * Fr WEL 1917~18 A 0 13 VIEW
29th Sep 1917 L 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1917~18 A 0 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1918 L 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1917~18 A 0 14 VIEW
5th Jan 1918 D 11 Widnes * Fr WEL 1917~18 A 10 10 VIEW
31st Jan 1918 L 10 Widnes * Fr WEL 1917~18 A 0 22 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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