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Ian Jones
New Zealand
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Full name Ian Donald Jones
Born April 17, 1967, Whangarei
Current age 47 years 168 days
Major teams Barbarians, Gloucester Rugby, Scarlets, Wasps, New Zealand
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 228 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1990-1999 79 75 4 42 9 0 0 0 59 18 2 75.94
Bledisloe Cup 1990-1998 19 18 1 9 2 0 0 0 11 8 0 57.89
IRB Rugby World Cup 1991-1999 13 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 0 84.61
The Rugby Championship 1996-1998 11 11 0 5 1 0 0 0 8 3 0 72.72

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Scotland at Dunedin, Jun 16, 1990 match details
Last Test Scotland v New Zealand at Murrayfield, Oct 24, 1999 match details
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English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1999-2002 50 49 1 15 3 0 0 0 27 23 0 54.00
Gloucester Rugby 1999-2001 32 31 1 10 2 0 0 0 16 16 0 50.00
Wasps 2001-2002 18 18 0 5 1 0 0 0 11 7 0 61.11
Profile

Jones overcame doubts about his light-weight stature and lack of bulk to become one of New Zealand's greatest locks and top lineout exponents.

He made his debut for North Auckland as a 21-year-old in 1988 and won his first cap for the All Blacks against Scotland in 1990, marking his international bow with a try. From then on Jones was virtually an automatic selection for the All Blacks and played central roles in their 1991 and 1995 Rugby World Cup campaigns. From 1992 Jones formed a quality combination with Robin Brooke in the All Blacks' engine room. The pair were instrumental as the All Blacks won the inaugural Tri-Nations tournament and became the first New Zealand team to win a series in South Africa in 1996.

After falling out of favour at international level in 1998 he was recalled to the All Blacks squad for the 1999 tournament. The final of his 105 appearances for New Zealand came in the quarter-final defeat of Scotland. At club level Jones joined North Harbour from North Auckland and later represented the Chiefs in the Super Rugby competition.


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Feb 2, 2010
Chiefs captain Mils Muliaina and former Chiefs star Ian Jones
Chiefs captain Mils Muliaina and former Chiefs star Ian Jones
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Jul 19, 1997
Gary Teichmann is tackled by Ian Jones
Gary Teichmann is tackled by Ian Jones
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