Also played for Blaenavon and Pill Harriers. Played for Newport RFC 1919-20 to 1926-27. Awarded 6 Welsh caps 1922-1924. A policeman at Barry Dock - became publican in Blaenavon. Alleged by WRU to have encouraged youngsters to join the professional ranks of rugby league and was suspended in August 1922 but later re-instated.
In his book "Rugby Recollections" W. J. T. Collins recorded that:-
"D. D. Hiddlestone (Neath) and Tom Jones (Newport) were great winging forwards. They did so magnificently against England in 1922 that Kershaw, the English inside half, said he had never seen such wing forward play. Hiddlestone played in only one season's internationals, but though he was actually thirty-one when he was selected, his brilliance was undoubted. Tom Jones played four matches in 1922 and two in 1924. He was more than a winging forward - he was a great hooker, a scientific scrummager, a perfectly-equipped footballer, who took and gave passes more surely than most threequarters, a fine kick, and a sure tackler."