Leeds Rhinos legend Lewis Jones celebrates 90th birthday

Lewis Jones, one of the greatest players in Leeds' and rugby league history, celebrated his 90th birthday today (Sunday).

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 6:02 pm
Updated Sunday, 11th April 2021, 6:04 pm
Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington presents a cake to 90th biorthday boy Lewis Jones and his daughter Karen James. The trio are pictured with a replica of Leeds' 1957 Wembley jersey. Picture by Leeds Rhinos.

Jones, known in his playing days as the Golden Boy, scored what was at the time a club record 2,920 points for Leeds from 1952-64.

Only Kevin Sinfield has beaten that total.

He played in their 1957 Wembley Cup-winning side and also the first Leeds team to win the Championship, four years later.

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A member of rugby league's Hall of Fame, Jones played rugby union for Wales and British Lions before switching codes to join Leeds.

He still holds the club record for most points in a season, with 431 in 1956-57.

Jones' daughter Karen James and Paul Edmondson, captain of Horsforth Golf Club where the birthday celebration was held, made a presentation, along with Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington.

There were also well wishes from former teammates in this country and his Australian club Wentworthville and members of Rhinos' veteran fans' club.

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