Stephen Jones

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Stephen became the most-capped Wales player when he appeared against Namibia in the 2011 World Cup for his 101st appearance, going on to play three more times and hold the record until Gethin Jenkins surpassed it in March 2014. He started 83 times at outside half, twice at centre and once at full back with 18 as a replacement, scoring 917 points from seven tries, 153 cons, 186 pens and six drop goals and scored 26 points against Romania in 2001. In addition, he scored 53 points from seven cons,12 pens and a drop goal for the Lions in three tests in 2005 to New Zealand and in three tests of 2009 in South Africa. His first 30 caps were won with Llanelli (1996-2003); then 10 with the Scarlets (2003-04); 16 with Clermont-Auvergne (2004-06) and finally, 48 back at the Scarlets (2006-12). For Llanelli he scored 1,786 points in 197 games and in his two periods with the Scarlets notched 1,064 points in 119 games with 50 tries, 466 cons, 544 pens and 12 drop goals. For Clermont-Auvergne he scored 566 points in 43 games and he ended his playing career with Wasps (2012-13), playing 15 games and scoring 136 points. He was a Wales Schools cap at under-16 in 1994, going on to play and captain Wales at under-18s and under-19s from Ysgol Bro Myrddin in 1996 and 1997. He played for Wales at under-21 and ‘A’ levels and captained Wales eight times (2003-07). He toured with Wales to Zimbabwe/South Africa 1998; Japan 2001; South Africa 2002; Australia/New Zealand 2003; South Africa 2008 and New Zealand in 2010 as well as playing for Llanelli against New Zealand in 1997. He was partnered by Gareth Cooper in 26 of his 83 starts and Dwayne Peel in 23, as well as five other scrum halves. He was backs coach with Wasps, but returned to the Scarlets in that role. After the 2019 World Cup he became backs coach to the national team having been brought in to help in the World Cup. However, he lost that job at the end of 2022.