DATES FOR THE CALENDER RMS MEETING WITH GUEST SPEAKER BRIAN 'JAMES' JONES
All those available are welcome to the next RMS meeting on Monday 25th November, at Llandaff RFC (Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2AZ) from 7.15pm till 9pm.
Brian J Jones represented Newport on 330 occasions, 2 caps for Wales in 1960 vs Ireland and France, He played for the Barbarians on 9 occasions 'including the pioneering tour of South Africa in 1958' One of the few men to have secured victories over the 3 southern hemisphere giants on Welsh soil: 1957 Newport v Australia 'won 11-0' 1960 Barbarians v South Africa 'won 6-0' 1963 Newport v New Zealand 'won 3-0'.
The intention behind War Games is to provide, for posterity, a record of ‘the great game’ during the war years, and of those embroiled in the conflict who held a deep passion for rugby and sought every opportunity to play the game.
A match which was not the an entirely pleasant affair with sporadic outbursts of fighting, both sides infringing making life difficult for the referee ‘Dai Hiddlestone’ a former Welsh international who played against the 1924/25 All Blacks for Wales.