Jonathan Humphreys

Jonathan Matthews Humphreys (born 27 February 1969)[1] is a former Wales international rugby union player. He is now an Assistant Coach for Glasgow Warriors. He was formerly a Forwards Coach for the Scotland national rugby union team.

Jonathan Humphreys
Birth nameJonathan Matthews Humphreys
Date of birth (1969-02-27) 27 February 1969 (age 52)
Place of birthBridgend, Wales
Height6 ft (183 cm)
Weight228 lb (103 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Kenfig Hill RFC
Cardiff RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002-05 Bath Rugby 58 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995-2003 Wales 35 (10)
Teams coached
Years Team
Ospreys (Forwards Coach)
Scotland (Forwards Coach)
Glasgow Warriors (Asst.)

Rugby Union careerEdit

Playing careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Humphreys played for Kenfig Hill RFC and Cardiff as a Hooker.

Professional careerEdit

Humphreys went on to become a leading figure and terrace favourite at Cardiff when rugby union became openly professional in 1995. In 2001 / 2002 he had a short stint as a National Development Officers with the Sports Council for Wales. However in 2002, he signed for Bath Rugby. He was with the club for three years.

International careerEdit

Humphreys was in the Wales squad during the 1995 Rugby World Cup and 1999 Rugby World Cup. He captained the Welsh side.

Coaching careerEdit


He was forwards coach at the Ospreys from 2006 to 2009.[2]


From June 2013 to May 2017, Humphreys has been the forwards coach for the Scottish national side.[3]

Glasgow WarriorsEdit

On October 2016 it was announced that Humphreys would be a new Assistant Coach for Glasgow Warriors from May 2017.[4]


On December 19th 2018, it was announced that Humphreys would be the new forwards coach for Wales. [5]