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Bleddyn Jones

  • Date of Birth7 Aug 1948
  • BirthplaceBrynamman, West Glamorgan, Wales
  • Appearances333

A fly-half in the best traditions of Welsh back play, Bleddyn Jones was one of Leicester’s most popular players throughout the 1970s, scoring 42 tries in 333 appearances for the club.

Jones moved to Leicester to pursue his teaching career and stayed to make the fly-half berth his own between 1969 and 1978, turning up for a trial match on the same night as Peter Wheeler and becoming an ever-present noted for his bravery in defence as well as his work with ball in hand.

He played against the All Blacks with the Midlands Counties East in 1973 at Welford Road and was part of the Leicester team in the club’s first John Player Cup Final appearance in 1978.

A teacher up to his retirement in 2005 and a well-known face in the community, Jones became the unmistakable voice of rugby as Tigers match commentator on BBC Radio Leicester for 35 years up to his passing in 2021.