George Parsons

George Parsons

Position: Lock

Born 21/04/1926
Died 24/11/2009
Place Of Birth Newbridge
Height 185cm / 6' 1"
Weight 89kg / 14st

Attended Abertillery County School. Played for Abertillery , Cardiff  before joining Newport 1946/7 - played 1 game 1944/5. Played in winning Monmouthshire side vs 1945 Kiwis at Pontypool Park while with Abertillery. Played 19 times for Newport and won 1 Welsh cap vs England Jan 1947. He was then 20yrs old and the youngest ever Welsh 2nd row. (Since beaten by Neath’s Gareth Llewellyn vs NZ Nov 1989). Went North to St Helens RL (96 apps / 45t / 40g - Saint's Hall of Fame). Played for Great Britain and Wales RL. Played also for Rochdale Hornets and Salford RL

Newport RFC record : 1944/5+1946/7 : 19 apps / 0t.

Taken off train on way to Paris March 1947 as he had (allegedly) been seen speaking to RL officials. Hence only 1 cap. "Pardoned" by WRU in 1960

Died Nov 27th 2009 at Crickhowell.


Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1944/1945 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1946/1947 18 10 5 3 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 19 10 5 4 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/03/1945 Newbridge N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  28/09/1946 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 14 - 14  
  30/09/1946 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  05/10/1946 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  12/10/1946 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  26/10/1946 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  09/11/1946 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  16/11/1946 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  23/11/1946 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  30/11/1946 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  14/12/1946 Cambridge University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 8  
  21/12/1946 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  26/12/1946 Watsonians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  28/12/1946 Newbridge SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  25/01/1947 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  06/02/1947 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/02/1947 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  03/05/1947 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 12  
  10/05/1947 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  

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