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Encyclopedia > Duncan Jones (rugby player)

Duncan Jones (born 18 September 1978 in Neath) is a Welsh rugby union player who plays for the Ospreys regional side and the national team. September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Neath (Welsh: Castell-Nedd) is a town and community with a population of approximately 45,898, located on the river of the same name (Welsh: Afon Nedd) in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd in... A scrum Rugby union (often referred to as rugby, union or football) is one of the two codes of rugby football, the other being rugby league. ... The Ospreys (Welsh: Y Gweilch), formerly the Neath-Swansea Ospreys[1] (Gweilch Castell-Nedd Abertawe), are a Rugby Union team from Wales, playing in the Celtic League, Powergen Cup and European Rugby Cup/European Rugby Shield. ... First international England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the...

He was educated at Cymmer Afan School and Neath Sixth Form College. He has represented Wales at every level from Schools up to the national side, including the Grand Slam winning U21 side of 1999. He featured in the 2003 World Cup squad, breaking his ankle in the Italian game. He also missed out on the 2005 Grand Slam due to an injury to his thumb. He had appeared 53 times for his club, the Ospreys, scoring 2 tries, and 28 times for Wales by the end of August 2006.

During the summer tour of Argentina he was selected by new coach Gareth Jenkins to captain the side, a recognition of his acknowledged leadership skills at club level. He is at the time of writing one of the candidates for the captaincy in the Autumn internationals and for the forthcoming Six Nations, along with Gareth Thomas, newly returned from injury, and Stephen Jones. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Gareth Alfie Thomas (25 July 1974, Sarn nr. ... Stephen Michael Jones (born 8 December 1977 in Aberystwyth) is a Welsh rugby union footballer who plays at fly-half for Clermont Auvergne and Wales. ...

Instantly recognizeable from his blond curly mane, he and Adam Jones make up the Ospreys' and Wales' prop partnership known as the Hair Bears. Strengths of his game are speed and mobility rare in front-row forwards combined with ball-handling skills which would not disgrace a back. A good ball-carrier going forward, he is also a reliable and hard-working defensive tackler and a solid scrummager. He is likely to be in the picture for Wales and the Ospreys for some time to come. Adam Jones (born 8 March 1981) is a Welsh rugby union footballer, currently playing for the Ospreys in the Celtic League. ...

External links

  • Duncan Jones on WRU.co.uk



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