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For the Wales international of the 1980s see Steve Jones (rugby player born 1951)
(born 20 April 1977, Neath
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) is a Welsh
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international rugby union
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player. A hooker, he has attained 5 international caps for the Wales national rugby union team
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. Jones was first capped for Wales against Japan
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in 2001. He currently plays for Newport Gwent Dragons
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after his contract was extended for a further two years in March 2010.