Born: 9 December, 1917
Died: 30 May, 1985
Test record: 0 Tests
Tours: 1939 tour of Great Britain

Auckland forward Ross Jones was one of just five players to feature in both of the 1939 Kiwis’ matches in Britain before the tour was abandoned due to World War II.

Selected from the North Shore club, the 21-year-old scored a try after starting in the second-row as New Zealand won the tour opener against St Helens 19-3, while he played lock in the 22-10 defeat of Dewsbury.

Jones returned to North Shore for the 1941 season. He was also a talented cyclist, tennis player and cricketer, while his son, Murray, was an All Black in 1973.