Leigh Jones

Having arrived in Hong Kong from Wales in 2010, Leigh is currently the HKRFU's national coach development manager and head coach of the Hong Kong Men’s XV. His breadth of experience gained from a lifetime of elite rugby coaching – including stints with Ebbw Vale, Newport, Dragons, Wales ‘A’ and Wales – enables Leigh to offer insight into the latest developments in coaching at the international level and discuss Hong Kong’s national team with authority.
Leigh Jones
Having arrived in Hong Kong from Wales in 2010, Leigh is currently the HKRFU's national coach development manager and head coach of the Hong Kong Men’s XV. His breadth of experience gained from a lifetime of elite rugby coaching – including stints with Ebbw Vale, Newport, Dragons, Wales ‘A’ and Wales – enables Leigh to offer insight into the latest developments in coaching at the international level and discuss Hong Kong’s national team with authority.

Latest from Leigh Jones

Hong Kong impress in Asian championship, but are hard work and planning or Tyler Spitz’s ‘fables on life’ driving progress?
Coach’s Corner | Hong Kong passed ‘chemistry test’ with flying colours

Sometimes as a coach, you know even before taking the field that you have a special group. It’s not something that is easy to measure or articulate, you just know. And it probably has more to do with chemistry than ability.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:19AM

Sometimes as a coach, you know even before taking the field that you have a special group. It’s not something that is easy to measure or articulate, you just know. And it probably has more to do with chemistry than ability.

Hong Kong passed ‘chemistry test’ with flying colours
Coach’s Corner | And so we arrive at the business end of the season

As the regular Paul Y Premiership season draws to a close, it seems all the sides in with a shout of reaching the Grand Championship have fit and full squads – ensuring that selection for the play-off games will be a headache for their coaches.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:27AM

As the regular Paul Y Premiership season draws to a close, it seems all the sides in with a shout of reaching the Grand Championship have fit and full squads – ensuring that selection for the play-off games will be a headache for their coaches.

And so we arrive at the business end of the season
Coach’s Corner | It’s the big picture we’re trying to paint

After letting the dust settle following the two victories against Belgium, it’s time to take stock, reflect objectively on the performance levels and where it leaves us for the 2014 Asian Five Nations series.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:19AM

After letting the dust settle following the two victories against Belgium, it’s time to take stock, reflect objectively on the performance levels and where it leaves us for the 2014 Asian Five Nations series.

It’s the big picture we’re trying to paint
Coach’s Corner | Shortened build-up to Belgium tests will have players ‘fizzing’

As we approach the midway point of the domestic season I can only be impressed by the year-on-year development of club rugby in Hong Kong and by the level of competition in both the men’s and women’s game.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:19AM

As we approach the midway point of the domestic season I can only be impressed by the year-on-year development of club rugby in Hong Kong and by the level of competition in both the men’s and women’s game.

Shortened build-up to Belgium tests will have players ‘fizzing’