Bill Hopkin

Bill Hopkin

Position: Wing

Born 01/01/1914
Died 06/03/2002
Place Of Birth Newport

Williams Henry "Bill" was born in Newport and played for Chepstow and Gloucester.  Played vs 1935 New Zealand and won. 1 Welsh cap vs Scot Feb 1937. Gave written undertaking to join a certain club if he ever went North to rid himself of unwanted attention. WRU got to hear of this and declared him professional. Played for Newport County Reserves before joining Swinton RL. 

Newport RFC record  : 1935/6-1937/8 : 67 app / 26t + 1944/5 : 1 app = 68 apps / 26t.

Died 3 March 2002.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1935/1936 35 20 6 9 13 0 0 0 39  
  1936/1937 24 12 3 9 11 0 0 0 33  
  1937/1938 8 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 6  
  1944/1945 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 68 37 10 21 26 0 0 0 78  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1935 Monmouthshire League WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 31 - 3  
  14/09/1935 Abertillery WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  21/09/1935 Penarth WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 19 - 0  
  23/09/1935 Pill Harriers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  28/09/1935 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  05/10/1935 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  12/10/1935 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  31/10/1935 New Zealand WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 17  
  09/11/1935 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  16/11/1935 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  23/11/1935 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  30/11/1935 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 8  
  07/12/1935 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 5  
  12/12/1935 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 9  
  14/12/1935 Richmond WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  26/12/1935 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/12/1935 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  28/12/1935 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  04/01/1936 Plymouth Albion WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 14 - 0  
  11/01/1936 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  01/02/1936 Plymouth Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  03/02/1936 Devonport Services WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  08/02/1936 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 0  
  15/02/1936 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  29/02/1936 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  07/03/1936 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  16/03/1936 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  21/03/1936 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  25/03/1936 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  30/03/1936 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  04/04/1936 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 6  
  11/04/1936 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  13/04/1936 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  14/04/1936 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 11 - 11  
  18/04/1936 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/09/1936 Monmouthshire League WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 44 - 9  
  14/09/1936 Pill Harriers WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 14 - 9  
  19/09/1936 Abertillery WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 30 - 6  
  26/09/1936 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 3  
  28/09/1936 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 7  
  03/10/1936 Cardiff WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 9  
  08/10/1936 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  10/10/1936 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 21  
  17/10/1936 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 18 - 18  
  22/10/1936 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  24/10/1936 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  31/10/1936 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 5  
  14/11/1936 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 4  
  16/11/1936 Cambridge University WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 3  
  21/11/1936 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  26/12/1936 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  28/12/1936 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 4  
  09/01/1937 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  23/01/1937 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  13/02/1937 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  20/02/1937 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  06/03/1937 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  20/03/1937 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  14/04/1937 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/11/1937 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  13/11/1937 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  20/11/1937 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  27/11/1937 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  04/12/1937 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  09/12/1937 Cambridge University WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 3  
  11/12/1937 Richmond WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 8  
  29/01/1938 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 7  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  09/12/1944 Brecon Infantry TC WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Gloucester Rugby - Chepstow - Newport - Swinton Lions -
Honours: - Wales -

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