The ‘Golden Boy’ of Welsh rugby, Lewis Jones made a spectacular international debut at Twickenham in 1950 at the age of 18. It was the start of a first Grand Slam campaign for Wales in 39 years. Another followed in 1952 before Jones headed North to Leeds for a record fee of £6,000. Among his rugby league records were most points in a season – 496 in 1956-57 – a British record 21 points on his home debut against France, and 278 points on the 1954 British Tour. He also played for the British & Irish Lions on the 1950 tour to New Zealand and Australia, when he was called out as a replacement for the injured Irish full back, George Norton. He is a member of the Rugby League Hall of Fame.
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Benjamin Lewis Jones (Rugby union and league player) Born in Gorseinon on 11 April, 1931