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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.





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John Jones : Season Stats

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

Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

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


*Unofficial Match.
**Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 22 OTHER 0 = 22
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 22
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