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Name  Denzil Jones

Died  December 25, 2010, Margam, United Kingdom

Denzil "Buck" Jones (birth registered April→June 1926 — died 25 December 2010 (aged 84)) birth registered in Merthyr Tydfil district, was a Welsh worker at the Margam Knuckle Yard, and rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s, and 1950s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Taibach RFC, and Aberavon RFC, as a Prop, i.e. number 1 or 3, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Wigan, as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums, he died in Margam.

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Notable rugby union tour matches

Denzil Jones played, and was Captain, in the combined Aberavon RFC/Neath RFC teams' 0–22 defeat by South Africa at Talbot Athletic Ground, Aberavon on Saturday 17 November 1951.

Rugby league club career

Denzil Jones' made his début for Wigan in the 34-3 victory over Barrow at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 January 1953, and scored his only try for Wigan in the 37-5 victory over Liverpool City at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 7 March 1953, and played his last match for Wigan in the 16-8 victory over Bramley at Barley Mow, Bramley on Monday 20 April 1953.

Genealogical information

Denzil Jones was married to Betty Smart. They had children; Ralph Jones (birth registered during January→March 1948 (age 68–69) in Neath district), Pamela Jones (birth registered during October→December 1951 (age 65–66) in Neath district), and Robert D. Jones (birth registered during April→June 1959 (age 57–58) in Neath district).

References

Denzil Jones Wikipedia


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