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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.
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