Fred Jones (rugby league)

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Fred Jones
Personal information
Full nameFrederick Jones
Born(1942-12-09)9 December 1942
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died20 March 2021(2021-03-20) (aged 78) [1]
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1961–75 Manly-Warringah 241250177
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1968 NSW City 10000
1968–73 New South Wales 42006
1968–72 Australia 31003
Source: [2] [3] [4]

Frederick Jones (9 December 1942 – 20 March 2021) was an Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. An Australian international and New South Wales interstate representative hooker, he played his club football for Manly-Warringah, with whom he won the 1972 and 1973 NSWRFL Premierships.

Playing career

A product of the South Coast, Jones rose through the Manly juniors, appearing in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership's first grade in 1961. [5]

Except for the 1964 season that he spent at Tumbarumba, Jones played his entire career with the Manly-Warringah club, fourteen seasons in all, and also captained the club. A hooker, he first gained representative honors in 1968, playing for New South Wales and then Australia in the World Cup, and ended the year with Manly's grand final loss to Souths.

In 1970, Jones suffered another grand final defeat before captaining the club to their first premiership title. He was a try scorer in the club's 19–14 grand final win over Easts in 1972 and was named in Australia's World Cup squad that went to France at the end of the year. After a four-year absence, Jones played in all three interstate matches in 1973 and finished a memorable year by leading Manly to victory over Cronulla in the grand final. His final season with Manly was in 1975. [6] He retired with the club's all-time record for most first-grade games. [7]

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