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Who Is Dafydd Jones?

Who Is Dafydd Jones?

Steve Hansen has made Llanelli flanker Dafydd Jones Wales’ Cap number 1008. But just who is Dafydd Jones? We take a look at Wales’ newest cap…

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Height: 6ft 3in. Weight: 16st 4lbs. Date of Birth: 24-Jun-79. Marital status: Single.

Before joining the Scarlets, Dafydd played for Aberavon and Llandovery. He made his first team debut for Llanelli against Leicester in August 1999. He has made over 70 appearances for the Scarlets. Scoring eight tries In a recent interview Dafydd claimed his greatest ambition was to play for Wales – now that ambition will be realised.

‘ ‘It’s going to be a dream come true for me. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,’ he said.
‘It’s a tough game in which to make your debut because the Fijians are physically strong. It’s going to be hard up front.
‘But I’m desperate to keep my place for the New Zealand game. In rugby, everyone in Wales wants to play against England and New Zealand, so I want to play well on Saturday and achieve my boyhood dream of playing against the All Blacks.

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‘I’ve been pleased with my form all season and it goes to show that if you play well for your club, you will reap the rewards at international level.
‘Scott Quinnell is my role model. He has achieved great things in his career and I hope I can go on to emulate what he has achieved.
‘It has been a big help to me having so many of Llanelli team mates involved in the Welsh squad. We’re like one big happy family.’

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