Jon Welsh

Jon Welsh
Full name Jon Welsh
Date of birth (1986-10-13) 13 October 1986
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 124 kg (19 st 7 lb)
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Prop
Current team Newcastle Falcons
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team

Whitecraigs RFC
Glasgow Hutchesons Aloysians RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Glasgow Warriors
Newcastle Falcons
correct as of 25 January 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012– Scotland 11 (5)
correct as of 18 October 2015.

Jon Welsh (born 13 October 1986) is a Scottish rugby union player currently playing for Newcastle Falcons. Welsh was previously at Glasgow Warriors, and was named in the Pro12 Dream Team at the end of the 2011/12 season.

International career

On 1 September 2015 Welsh was named in Vern Cotter's Scotland squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. On 18 October 2015 he was involved in a controversial incident in the final minutes of Scotland's quarter final against Australia. Scotland were defending a 34–32 lead going into the final minutes when a penalty was given by referee Craig Joubert for an apparent offside offence committed by Welsh. The ball had been knocked forward by John Hardie and was also touched by Australian scrum-half Nick Phipps before Welsh picked the ball up. Had Joubert deemed Phipps' touch to be intentional then the penalty would have been downgraded to an Australian scrum. Bernard Foley kicked the resulting penalty and sent Australia through.[1]


  1. "Scotland belie their 100-1 odds but are doomed by a cruel twist of fate". 18 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
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