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Bleddyn Jones

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

Though largely unheralded in his native Wales, Bleddyn Jones was one of Leicester’s most popular players throughout the 1970s, scoring 42 tries in 333 appearances for the Tigers.

A fly-half with a bravery in defence that belied his slender frame, Jones moved to Leicester to pursue his teaching career and stayed to make the fly-half berth his own between 1969 and 1978.

He faced the All Blacks with the Midlands Counties East in 1973 and was part of the team for Leicester’s first John Player Cup Final appearance in 1978.

As well as teaching up to his retirement in 2005, Jones has been the voice of rugby on BBC Radio Leicester for many years.