Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards

Position: Lock

Born 29/05/1923
Died 02/09/1978
Place Of Birth Chepstow

Cheptow born “Big Ben” had a soccer trial for Birmingham City. His prodigious kicking wasn't discovered for a few seasons. He used his giant frame to good effect in set pieces.Won one Wales cap 1951 vs Ireland - the same day that Cliff Morgan made his debut - and kicked 50yd penalty to draw game. He was then dropped. Played 2nd half for Newport RFC vs 1952 South Africa with dislocated shoulder. Also played for Abertillery, Ebbw Vale. Factory foreman. Later chairman of Cheltenham RFC.

Died Sept 2nd 1975, Cheltenham.

Newport RFC record : 1946/7-1951/2 : 115 apps / 377 pts (4t / 106c / 51p).

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1946/1947 7 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 2  
  1947/1948 14 9 1 4 2 0 0 0 6  
  1948/1949 12 11 0 1 0 3 0 0 6  
  1949/1950 21 17 2 2 1 29 8 0 85  
  1950/1951 35 32 1 2 0 42 25 0 159  
  1951/1952 26 19 2 5 1 31 18 0 119  
  Total 115 92 6 17 4 106 51 0 377  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/03/1947 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  03/04/1947 Abertillery SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  07/04/1947 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 16  
  16/04/1947 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  19/04/1947 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 15  
  03/05/1947 Neath SR 0 1 0 0 2 L 11 - 12  
  10/05/1947 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  17/09/1947 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  27/09/1947 Swansea SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 33 - 16  
  29/09/1947 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 7  
  04/10/1947 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 29  
  11/10/1947 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 8  
  06/12/1947 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  17/01/1948 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  31/01/1948 Pontypool N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  07/02/1948 Bath Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  11/02/1948 Oxford University N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  14/02/1948 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 6  
  06/03/1948 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  13/03/1948 Wasps SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 17  
  17/03/1948 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1948 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  11/09/1948 Abertillery SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 3  
  06/11/1948 London Welsh SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 0  
  27/11/1948 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 16 - 6  
  10/02/1949 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  26/03/1949 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  02/04/1949 Plymouth Albion N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  04/04/1949 Falmouth N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  05/04/1949 Penzance & Newlyn N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  09/04/1949 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  16/04/1949 Bath Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 8  
  30/04/1949 Devonport Services SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/11/1949 Plymouth Albion SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  12/11/1949 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  21/01/1950 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  28/01/1950 Richmond SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 17 - 0  
  08/02/1950 Oxford University SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 6  
  11/02/1950 Leicester Tigers SR 1 2 1 0 10 W 13 - 3  
  18/02/1950 Bath Rugby SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 21 - 8  
  25/02/1950 Blackheath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  04/03/1950 Cardiff SR 0 1 0 0 2 L 8 - 11  
  11/03/1950 Wasps SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 3  
  18/03/1950 Harlequins SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 16 - 3  
  25/03/1950 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  01/04/1950 Cardiff SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 0  
  08/04/1950 Devonport Services SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 18 - 3  
  10/04/1950 London Welsh SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 18 - 0  
  11/04/1950 Barbarians SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 8  
  15/04/1950 Abertillery SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 0  
  22/04/1950 Plymouth Albion SR 0 4 1 0 11 W 29 - 6  
  24/04/1950 Torquay SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 5  
  25/04/1950 Exeter Chiefs SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 0  
  29/04/1950 Penarth SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 24 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1950 Penarth SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 24 - 0  
  09/09/1950 Bristol Rugby SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 6  
  16/09/1950 Neath SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 13 - 6  
  23/09/1950 Swansea SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 13 - 6  
  30/09/1950 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  07/10/1950 Cardiff SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 3  
  14/10/1950 Blackheath SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 15 - 3  
  21/10/1950 Leicester Tigers SR 0 2 2 0 10 W 19 - 6  
  28/10/1950 Wasps SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 15 - 0  
  11/11/1950 Cardiff SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 6  
  18/11/1950 Abertillery SR 0 2 2 0 10 W 19 - 3  
  02/12/1950 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  09/12/1950 Cambridge University SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 6  
  23/12/1950 Scarlets SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 6  
  26/12/1950 Watsonians SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  30/12/1950 Penarth SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 12 - 0  
  06/01/1951 Devonport Services SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  20/01/1951 Coventry SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 24 - 5  
  27/01/1951 Richmond SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 24 - 6  
  03/02/1951 Bath Rugby SR 0 6 0 0 12 W 39 - 9  
  08/02/1951 Oxford University SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 21 - 3  
  10/02/1951 Leicester Tigers SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 16 - 0  
  17/02/1951 Cardiff SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 3  
  24/02/1951 Blackheath SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 20 - 8  
  03/03/1951 Cardiff SR 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  17/03/1951 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  24/03/1951 Devonport Services SR 0 0 2 0 6 W 12 - 3  
  27/03/1951 Barbarians SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 13 - 6  
  31/03/1951 Neath SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 13 - 0  
  12/04/1951 Swansea SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 10 - 0  
  14/04/1951 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 3  
  21/04/1951 Plymouth Albion SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  23/04/1951 Torquay SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 15 - 3  
  24/04/1951 Exeter Chiefs SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  28/04/1951 Cross Keys SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/1951 Bristol Rugby SR 0 1 0 0 2 D 11 - 11  
  15/09/1951 Cross Keys SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 21 - 3  
  22/09/1951 Swansea SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 21 - 8  
  24/09/1951 Newbridge SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 3  
  29/09/1951 Scarlets SR 0 0 3 0 9 W 9 - 3  
  06/10/1951 Cardiff SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 11  
  13/10/1951 Blackheath SR 0 4 1 0 11 W 35 - 0  
  20/10/1951 Leicester Tigers SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 16 - 3  
  27/10/1951 Wasps SR 0 5 2 0 16 W 31 - 3  
  03/11/1951 Abertillery SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/11/1951 Cambridge University SR 0 1 1 0 5 L 8 - 14  
  24/11/1951 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  01/12/1951 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 15 - 0  
  15/12/1951 Cardiff SR 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 6  
  26/12/1951 Watsonians SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 33 - 3  
  27/12/1951 Rosslyn Park SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 3  
  31/12/1951 Cognac SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 5  
  01/01/1952 Nantes SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 3  
  10/01/1952 South Africa Fwd 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 12  
  01/03/1952 Cardiff SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 11  
  13/03/1952 Oxford University SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  22/03/1952 Plymouth Albion SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 25 - 3  
  25/03/1952 Exeter Chiefs SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 14 - 3  
  29/03/1952 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  03/04/1952 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  14/04/1952 London Welsh SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3  
Clubs: - Harlequins - Ebbw Vale - Newport -
Honours: - Wales -

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