Onllwyn Brace

Onllwyn Brace

Position: Scrumhalf

Born 16/11/1932
Died 05/07/2013
Place Of Birth Gowerton
Height 168cm / 5' 6"
Weight 62kg / 9st 10lbs

"Onkers" was educated at Gowerton Grammar School, Cardiff University and Oxford University (capt / 2 Blues). While at Cardiff he played 2 yrs for Aberavon and then joined Newport in 1953/4. (Aberavon wanted him to play outside half to Cliff Ashton who later won caps at outside half while Brace won his at scrum half !). Debut on 31st Oct 1953 vs Plymouth at RP (W22-3) replacing John Thomas scrum half who was seriously injured vs Wasps the week before. Played last game 1956/7. Left for Oxford Univ where he partnered Mike Smith, Warwick / England cricket capt , RAF and eventually joined Llanelli (capt 1959/60).

Played 9 times for Wales 1956-1961 (captain twice). Welsh Schools Middle 100yd hurdle champion 1950.

Newport RFC record : 1953/4-1956/7: 61 apps / 9t /1dg.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1953/1954 24 15 2 7 3 0 0 1 12  
  1954/1955 34 26 3 5 5 0 0 0 15  
  1955/1956 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3  
  1956/1957 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 61 44 5 12 9 0 0 1 30  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  31/10/1953 Plymouth Albion SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  07/11/1953 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  14/11/1953 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  21/11/1953 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 15  
  28/11/1953 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  19/12/1953 Harlequins SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 0  
  26/12/1953 Watsonians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 9  
  02/01/1954 Cross Keys SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  09/01/1954 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  16/01/1954 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  21/01/1954 New Zealand SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  23/01/1954 Richmond SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  13/02/1954 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 3  
  27/02/1954 Blackheath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 11  
  06/03/1954 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  13/03/1954 Wasps SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  17/03/1954 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  20/03/1954 Rosslyn Park SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 0  
  27/03/1954 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  10/04/1954 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  12/04/1954 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  17/04/1954 Newbridge SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  20/04/1954 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 14 - 3  
  24/04/1954 Abertillery SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1954 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  11/09/1954 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  18/09/1954 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  23/09/1954 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  25/09/1954 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  02/10/1954 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  03/10/1954 Lansdowne SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  06/10/1954 Dolphin SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 15  
  09/10/1954 Blackheath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  16/10/1954 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  23/10/1954 Wasps SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 0  
  30/10/1954 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 16  
  13/11/1954 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  04/12/1954 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  18/12/1954 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  27/12/1954 Watsonians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  28/12/1954 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  01/01/1955 Newbridge SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  08/01/1955 Devonport Services SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 43 - 3  
  22/01/1955 Richmond SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  29/01/1955 Scarlets SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 0  
  05/02/1955 Plymouth Albion SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  10/02/1955 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  12/02/1955 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  19/02/1955 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  05/03/1955 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  12/03/1955 Wasps SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  19/03/1955 Rosslyn Park SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  11/04/1955 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  12/04/1955 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 14 - 14  
  16/04/1955 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  23/04/1955 Plymouth Albion SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  25/04/1955 Devonport Services SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  26/04/1955 Exeter Chiefs SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 4  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/10/1955 Cardiff SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 6  
  27/12/1955 Newbridge SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/03/1957 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 9 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - Aberavon - Newport - Swansea -
Education: - Oxford University - Gowerton Grammar School -
Region: - Scarlets -
Invitational: - Oxford / Cambridge Combined - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales -
Services: - RAF - Combined Services -

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