IN TOUCH: Munster’s RaboDirect PRO12 Ambassador Felix Jones

Guinness PRO12 Editor

21 Dec 2012


Felix Jones lights up the RaboDirect PRO12 whenever he’s wearing the No.15 jersey for Munster but unfortunately he has been blighted by injuries in recent times.

He showed his class this season by making a dazzling and try-scoring return to the Munster side against Zebre in October and he continues to impress in Rob Penney's side.

Here he tells us about his teammates' love for DIY and his own penchant for keeping bees.

What are your nicknames?

Felo, Feego, Filo tia tia, Joonsie. We all get called quite a few different nicknames, depending on how lads are feeling, some can be nice some not so nice!

If you weren't playing rugby what would you want to be?

A teacher probably, I could see myself doing that. I would like to do some adventure marathons when I retire though.

Who are your rugby heroes?

I always liked watching Geordan Murphy when I was a kid so I think he would be right up there. I have trained but never played a game with or against him…yet.

Who has been your worst ever roommate?

Anyone who snores, anyone else is fine.

Which rugby player would you least like to meet down a dark alley?

David Kilcoyne for the simple reason that you wouldn't know what he is up to down it!

What are your guilty 'diet' pleasures?

Luckily I’m a gainer meaning I struggle to put on weight so I can eat quite a lot within reason. Pizza though is a big one for me. I had a Pizza Hut the other day with a hot dog crust… ridiculous.

What do you get up to on a day off?

My housemates Ian Keatley and Barry O'Mahony will probably start a DIY project in the house – usually ending in disaster.

If you had a theme tune to walk out to (like in Twenty20 cricket) what would it be?

'I get Knocked Down' by Tubthumping.

What other hobbies do you have?

I enjoy a bit of bee-keeping and I have a few hives in co. Kerry. And yes it results in abuse from my teammates!

Do you have any superstitions?

Not really, they are more like routines, I think superstitions can take away from the work you put in to you training in the lead up to a game.


Hodge impressed with Edinburgh’s character after dramatic Challenge Cup win

Edinburgh’s acting head coach Duncan Hodge admitted he could not quite believe his side had emerged victorious from their Challenge Cup clash with Harlequins after a rollercoaster encounter at BT Murrayfield. The Guinness PRO12 outfit edged out the English Premiership side 36-35 in a thrilling 11-try match, with Tom Brown’s late score proving decisive. Edinburgh […]