Friday, July 26, 2019

Rugby player faces jail for shattering opponent's jaw during a game (photos)

A rugby player faces jail for shattering an opponent's jaw with a "sly" off-the-ball punch during a game.

Sion Keiron Jones, 34, has today been convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm after the unprovoked attack in the final minutes of a match.

A court heard Mr Rogers was knocked unconscious by the blow, and needed surgery to fit metal plates and screws in his face.

But Jones denied the assault and insisting he was stuck at the bottom of a ruck, Wales Online reports.


The Swansea Crown Court jury of seven women and five men found Jones guilty after deliberating for three hours and 20 minutes.

He'll be sentenced next month at the same court.

The assault, which took place during a match between Pontardawe RFC and Ferryside RFC in Swansea, south Wales, in October 2017, left Mr Rogers traumatised.



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