Gwyn Nicholls

Gwyn Nicholls

Position: Centre

Born 15/07/1874
Died 24/03/1939
Place Of Birth Westbury on Severn

Erith Gwynne Nicholls was born at Westbury on Severn. Played for Cardiff Harlequins and played 18 seasons for Cardiff – captain for 4 seasons. Won 24 Welsh caps (3 as Newport player) 1896-1906 : 3t / 1dg = 13pts. Wales capt (10 times), British Lion 1899 (4 tests / 2t vs Australia,. Joined Newport Jan 4th 1902 until end of season (Winfield family dry-cleaning business in Newport with his brother-in-law Herbert B Winfield - Cardiff RFC full-back). Captained Wales to win Triple Crown 1901/2 : Jan 11th 1902 vs England (W9-8), Feb 1st 1902 vs Scotland (W14-5) and Mar 8th 1902 (W15-0). Probably the greatest centre of his day and he played as well as ever behind half back Llewellyn Lloyd whom he said was the best half he had ever played with. His great kicking and defending meant that Newport did not lose one match in which he played. He scored in 8 of the 11 matches he played. Later became international referee. 

Died at Dinas Powis, March 24th 1939.

Newport RFC record : 1901/2 : 11 apps / 8t / 2dg.

 

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1901/1902 11 9 2 0 8 0 0 2 32  
  Total 11 9 2 0 8 0 0 2 32  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/01/1902 Devonport Albion CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  18/01/1902 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 0  
  25/01/1902 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  08/02/1902 Gloucester Rugby CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 18 - 0  
  01/03/1902 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  15/03/1902 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 52 - 0  
  22/03/1902 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 1 4 W 10 - 0  
  29/03/1902 Blackheath CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 0  
  31/03/1902 Mountain Ash CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 3  
  01/04/1902 Rockcliffe CE 1 0 0 1 7 W 27 - 0  
  09/04/1902 Bristol Bears CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 7  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 24 16 1 7 3 0 0 1 13  
  British and Irish Lions 4 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 6  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Cardiff Harlequins - Newport -
Region: - Gloucestershire -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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