Gordon Britton

Gordon Britton

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 10/09/1939 (78)
Place Of Birth Risca

Risca born Gordon attended Pontymister Secondary Modern School. Joined Newport RFC from Risca 1958/9 as an outside half and played for Extras and United.Made 1st XV debut vs Penarth on Sept 5th 1959 (W29-6) at Rodney Parade on left wing. Excellent 7’s player who combined well with David Watkins. Won 1 Welsh at centre vs Scotland 1961(L). He was an unorthodox runner - difficult to tackle. First person to wear No 13 for Newport on Sept 1st 1962 in season that Newport used new numbering system (No 15 full back / No 1 prop etc) as agreed by IRB for future internationals. Played vs 1966 Australia (D3-3) where he was given kiss of life by Dr John Miles after a tackle / bump to head - Australian No 8 John O’Gormon assisted. Also played for Newport Police, Pontypool, Monmouthshire.

Newport RFC record 1957/8-1968/9 : 212 apps / 36t / 5dg.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1959/1960 22 14 2 6 7 0 0 0 21  
  1960/1961 37 24 3 10 6 0 0 1 21  
  1961/1962 8 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  1962/1963 12 6 1 5 1 0 0 0 3  
  1964/1965 32 23 1 8 6 0 0 1 21  
  1965/1966 35 23 4 8 7 0 0 1 24  
  1966/1967 30 18 6 6 8 0 0 2 30  
  1967/1968 25 15 1 9 0 0 0 0 0  
  1968/1969 11 7 2 2 1 0 0 0 3  
  Total 212 135 21 56 36 0 0 5 123  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1959 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 5  
  12/09/1959 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 8  
  19/09/1959 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 11  
  26/09/1959 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  03/10/1959 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  10/10/1959 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  24/10/1959 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  12/12/1959 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  26/12/1959 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 16 - 16  
  02/01/1960 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  09/01/1960 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  30/01/1960 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  04/02/1960 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 22  
  10/02/1960 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  13/02/1960 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 9  
  27/02/1960 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 11  
  05/03/1960 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  12/03/1960 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  18/04/1960 London Welsh CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 17 - 0  
  19/04/1960 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  23/04/1960 Plymouth Albion WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 31 - 3  
  26/04/1960 Exeter Chiefs FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1960 Penarth WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 29 - 0  
  10/09/1960 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 9  
  12/09/1960 Aviron Bayonnais CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 3  
  17/09/1960 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  24/09/1960 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 22  
  08/10/1960 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  15/10/1960 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 14  
  22/10/1960 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  28/10/1960 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  05/11/1960 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  12/11/1960 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  16/11/1960 Cambridge University CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 22  
  19/11/1960 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 8  
  26/11/1960 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 5  
  03/12/1960 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  07/12/1960 Combined Services WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  10/12/1960 Newbridge WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 6  
  17/12/1960 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  31/12/1960 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  06/01/1961 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  11/01/1961 South Africa CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  14/01/1961 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  21/01/1961 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  25/01/1961 Royal Navy CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  28/01/1961 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  02/02/1961 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  18/02/1961 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  22/02/1961 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  25/02/1961 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  04/03/1961 Cardiff FH 0 0 0 1 3 L 9 - 16  
  15/03/1961 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  18/03/1961 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  01/04/1961 UAU CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 6  
  04/04/1961 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  08/04/1961 Plymouth Albion CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  15/04/1961 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  22/04/1961 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1961 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 6  
  11/11/1961 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/11/1961 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  25/11/1961 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  02/12/1961 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  16/12/1961 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  23/12/1961 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  13/01/1962 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1962 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  15/09/1962 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  27/10/1962 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  31/10/1962 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 9  
  05/11/1962 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  10/11/1962 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  01/12/1962 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  22/12/1962 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  26/12/1962 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  02/03/1963 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  13/03/1963 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 5 - 0  
  16/03/1963 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/10/1964 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 5  
  10/10/1964 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 13  
  14/10/1964 Ebbw Vale CE 1 0 0 1 6 W 23 - 5  
  24/10/1964 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 0  
  28/10/1964 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 3  
  31/10/1964 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 9  
  07/11/1964 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 5  
  14/11/1964 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 13  
  18/11/1964 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  21/11/1964 Abertillery CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 11  
  28/11/1964 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  05/12/1964 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  12/12/1964 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  19/12/1964 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  26/12/1964 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 6  
  09/01/1965 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  15/01/1965 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  23/01/1965 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  27/01/1965 RAF WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  30/01/1965 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  08/02/1965 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  16/02/1965 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  20/02/1965 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  26/02/1965 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 12  
  13/03/1965 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  17/03/1965 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  26/03/1965 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  05/04/1965 Birkenhead Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  19/04/1965 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  20/04/1965 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  29/04/1965 Paris University CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  01/05/1965 Gueret CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1965 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  06/09/1965 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  11/09/1965 Bristol Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 10 - 16  
  15/09/1965 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 9  
  18/09/1965 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 12  
  25/09/1965 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/10/1965 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 17  
  04/10/1965 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 8  
  09/10/1965 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  16/10/1965 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  23/10/1965 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  27/10/1965 Ebbw Vale WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 3  
  13/11/1965 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  20/11/1965 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  27/11/1965 London Welsh CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 3  
  04/12/1965 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  27/12/1965 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  03/01/1966 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  08/01/1966 Swansea CE 0 0 0 1 3 W 6 - 3  
  22/01/1966 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  29/01/1966 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 5 - 3  
  07/02/1966 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/02/1966 RAF CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  19/02/1966 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  26/02/1966 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  02/03/1966 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  05/03/1966 Hawick CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  12/03/1966 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/03/1966 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  28/03/1966 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 6  
  02/04/1966 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  09/04/1966 Birkenhead Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  11/04/1966 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  12/04/1966 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  23/04/1966 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1966 Ebbw Vale CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  07/09/1966 Monmouthshire RFU CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  10/09/1966 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  24/09/1966 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/10/1966 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 27  
  08/10/1966 Blackheath CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 11  
  15/10/1966 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 0  
  22/10/1966 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 5  
  26/10/1966 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 1 3 W 22 - 0  
  28/10/1966 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  04/11/1966 Ebbw Vale CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  14/11/1966 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  16/11/1966 Cambridge University CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 13  
  23/11/1966 Australia CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  13/12/1966 Combined Services CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  17/12/1966 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  27/01/1967 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  06/02/1967 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  18/02/1967 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 0  
  22/02/1967 Royal Navy FH 1 0 0 1 6 W 13 - 0  
  04/03/1967 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  07/03/1967 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  11/03/1967 Wasps FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 5  
  20/03/1967 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  27/03/1967 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  28/03/1967 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  01/04/1967 Fylde CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  08/04/1967 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  10/04/1967 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  14/04/1967 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 15  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1967 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 0  
  04/09/1967 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  09/09/1967 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 9  
  16/09/1967 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  07/10/1967 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  14/10/1967 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 18  
  25/10/1967 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  28/10/1967 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  03/11/1967 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  13/11/1967 Newbridge FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  18/11/1967 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  22/11/1967 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  25/11/1967 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 17  
  28/11/1967 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  16/12/1967 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 11  
  23/12/1967 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  28/12/1967 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  13/01/1968 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  24/02/1968 Blackheath FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  28/02/1968 British Army FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  02/03/1968 Cardiff FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 26  
  27/03/1968 RAF FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  08/04/1968 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 22  
  13/04/1968 Birkenhead Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  23/04/1968 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 33  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  23/10/1968 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 3  
  26/10/1968 Wasps FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 3  
  30/10/1968 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 14 - 14  
  02/11/1968 Penarth FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 50 - 6  
  09/11/1968 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  13/11/1968 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  20/11/1968 Cambridge University FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  23/11/1968 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 31  
  07/12/1968 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  18/01/1969 Coventry FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  08/04/1969 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 16  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Newport - Pontypool -
Education: - Pontymister Secondary Modern School -
Region: - Monmouthshire -
Honours: - Wales -

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