Wynne-Jones G "Geevers"

by Geoff Pillinger/Mike Curling

G V Wynne-Jones

Position: Wing

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Education: Christ College, Brecon

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Debut game: 28th October 1933 v Clifton

Final game: 16th February 1935 v Gloucester

Number of Appearances: 38

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From 1925 to 1928 he played for Christ College, Brecon, the first season at full back followed by the next two seasons at centre. Chosen for the Welsh Public Schools representative side in the 1926-27 season he did not actually play owing to a disagreement between the school authorities and the Welsh Rugby Union.

In the 1928-30 season he was with Bristol as a centre  and in the second of those two seasons he was capped by Gloucestershire.

From 1930-32 he was playing on the wing for Cardiff. The next season he moved to Newport where he played at centre.

Coming to the Midsomer Norton branch of the Westminster Bank, he threw in his lot with the Bath Club and confessed that it was the happiest time of his career.

Wynne was very popular, he was intensely enthusiastic and a match winner.. He was always looking for chances and he had a quick brain and intuition to accept them.

Wynne’s other interests included cricket and golf. He was a  well known sports commentator in Wales and was instrumental in the founding of the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame.

One time Secretary of Cardiff County Club. Author of a book on Sports Commentary.

This page was added on 17/11/2015.

Comments about this page

  • ‘Geevers’ became a very well known rugby commentator back in his native Wales and was also instrumental in setting up the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame. For a period he was Secretary at the Cardiff & County Club in Westgate Street, Cardiff, adjacent to the Millennium Stadium.

    By Rob Cole (08/05/2019)
  • Thank you Rob. The profile has been updated.

    By Mike Curling (14/05/2019)

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