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Kingsley Jones

Head Coach

Born19/06/1969 (47)
Place of BirthNantyglo
Height184cm / 6'
Weight100kg / 15st 10lbs
Member OfDragons
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Jones is a product of Gwent rugby. He has coached several teams in his career, ranging from domestic clubs in England and Wales to the national Russian team. 

As a player he won 10 caps for Wales between  1996 and 1998, once as Captain and is the last Gwent born player to lead Wales from a Gwent club. Jones, a former flanker, playe his club rugby for Ebbw Vale RFC leading them to their only ever Welsh cup final in 1998. He has also played for Pontypridd RFC, Worcester Warriors and Gloucester Rugby. 

Jones has Captained every side that he played for including Wales and Wales A, he has also represented the Barbarians v Ireland and Scotland in 2000 and went on to coach them in 2010 whilst they played England and Ireland.

His coaching career began at Doncaster Knights, where he spent one season as a player coach before moving to Sale Sharks as forwards coach. He was later promoted to head coach before moving into the role of Director of Rugby. During his seven years with Sale they won the European shield in 2005 and the Guinness Premiership in 2006. In 2011 Jones was appointed as head coach of Russia, leading them to the 2011 world cup and to the final stages of 2015 Rugby World Cup European qualifiers.

Jones took up the role of an assistant coach with Newport Gwent Dragons in 2013, a role he combined with the Russia national team. In 2014 Kingsley Jones took up his current position as head coach of the Men of Gwent.

 
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