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Rhodri Jones

Rhodri Jones
Norwich Career: Trial (January 2001)
Current Club: Retired
Date of Birth: 19/01/1982
Nationality: Welsh


Welsh under 18 international central defender Rhodri Jones turned out for Norwich Reserves in their victory over Northampton on 31st January 2001. Jones was seeking a new club after being told he is to be released by Manchester United. After Norwich decided that he wasn't up to First Division standard, especially in terms of body strength, Rhodri joined Wrexham on trial. However he returned to Carrow Road on 1st March 2001 to play for the Reserves against Millwall, a game that resulted in a 4-2 loss, Norwich's first of the season.

A couple of weeks later saw Rhodri on trial at Rotherham according to the March 18th edition of Sport First. Rhodri obviously made an impression as he signed a two year contract with the newly promoted Millers in May 2001. Bristol Rovers were also keen but the lure of Division One was greater than that of Division Three !

Rhodri was given a free transfer by the Millers on 11th December 2002. After training with Newport County, he has signed for League of Wales side Cwmbran. May 2003 saw Jones experience both highs and lows. Cwmbran reached the Welsh Cup final but lost to Kenny Brown's Barry Town (although Cwmbran will compete in the UEFA Cup as Barry won the Welsh League). Injuries to Tony Roberts, Bangor's Simon Davies and Chester's Lee Woodyatt then saw Rhoddri, plus Barry's Lee Phillips and Haverfordwest's Lee Kendall, called up to the Welsh semi-professional squad for the Four Nations Tournament against England, Scotland and Ireland.

In June 2004, Rhodri moved to Carmarthen Town.

In July 2006, Rhodri was forced to quit the game due to a knee cartiledge problem. He had scored ten goals in seventy-five Welsh Premier appearances. Jones picked up the original injury as a 16-year old in his first pre-season at Old Trafford and has had several operations since, none of which has solved the problem. "We are all gutted and so sorry for Rhodri who has had some really bad luck," said Old Gold manager Mark Jones. "He's been a great captain and you couldn't wish to deal with a better person than him. If I had a whole squad full of Rhodri Joneses, then my life would be a whole lot easier," he added.

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