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Quins' new prop - Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones

By The Prof
March 1 2003

Harlequins have signed Newport prop Ceri Jones on loan until the end of the season to cover injuries to Laurent Gomez (broken leg), Jason Leonard (hamstring) and Bruce Starr (broken elbow).

Name: Ceri Jones
Position: Prop
Previous Club: Newport
Date of Birth: 19th June 1977
Age: 25
Height: 6'0" (1.83m)
Weight: 16st 7lb (105kg)
Honours: Welsh Tourist - Development tour to Canada, tour to Japan (2001)
Education: Caerleon School
Occupation: Sheep farmer

Jones was himself sidelined with injury about sixth months ago when he broke his nose and fractured his cheekbone whilst playing against Glasgow.

He is renowned for being exceptionally strong and a fine scrummager.

Ceri's father Lyn also works on the family sheep farm (Cwmdowlais Farm) used to play second row for Newport while his brother Gareth captains Usk.

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