Horace Lyne

Horace Lyne

Position: Forward

Born 31/12/1860
Died 01/05/1949
Place Of Birth Newport

Newport born  - attended Plymouth School and Royal Navy College, Keyham. Started as fullback at 18yrs but switched to forwards. Newport capt 1883/4. Retired as player in 1885 and refereed England vs Ireland same season in 1885.

Chairman of NAC 1894-1949. Served on IRB 1887-1938. President of WRU 1906-1947. Newport’s Chief Fire Officer for 50 yrs. 

Newport RFC record : 1878/9-1884/5. MBE. 

Died 1 May 1949, Newport.


Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1878/1879 14 13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0  
  1879/1880 11 6 1 4 0 0 0 0 0  
  1880/1881 13 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  1881/1882 17 12 3 2 1 0 0 0 0  
  1882/1883 12 6 1 5 0 0 0 0 0  
  1883/1884 18 16 0 2 0 0 0 1 0  
  1884/1885 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 88 64 7 17 2 0 0 1 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/10/1878 Panteg SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  26/10/1878 Manchester Athletic SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  16/11/1878 Birmingham PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  23/11/1878 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  05/12/1878 Brecon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  07/12/1878 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  19/12/1878 Lampeter College HK 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  16/01/1879 Merthyr N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  15/02/1879 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  22/02/1879 Clifton HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  01/03/1879 Newport District SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  08/03/1879 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  15/03/1879 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  22/03/1879 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/10/1879 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  18/10/1879 Weston-Super-Mare FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  25/10/1879 Manchester Rangers N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  08/11/1879 Cardiff PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  18/11/1879 South of Ireland PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  20/11/1879 Blackheath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  22/11/1879 Weston-Super-Mare PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  13/12/1879 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  10/01/1880 Clifton N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  07/02/1880 Clifton SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  28/02/1880 Chepstow SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  23/09/1880 Blaina Ironsides SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  02/10/1880 Manchester Rangers SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  07/10/1880 Merthyr PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  23/10/1880 Rockleaze SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  04/11/1880 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  06/11/1880 Weston Rangers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  11/11/1880 Irish Wanderers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  04/12/1880 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  09/12/1880 Newport United SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  18/12/1880 Cardiff N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  01/01/1881 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  26/02/1881 Clifton N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  26/03/1881 Cardiff N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/09/1881 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  01/10/1881 Kidderminster N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  08/10/1881 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  29/10/1881 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  03/12/1881 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  10/12/1881 Cardiff PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  07/01/1882 Clifton HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  30/01/1882 Irish Rovers FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  02/02/1882 Pontypridd SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  09/02/1882 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  16/02/1882 Abergavenny SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  18/02/1882 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  25/02/1882 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  04/03/1882 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  11/03/1882 Cardiff PR 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  18/03/1882 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 4  
  08/04/1882 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/09/1882 Cardiff Wanderers N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  21/10/1882 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  04/11/1882 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  11/11/1882 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  13/11/1882 Halifax PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  18/11/1882 Weston-Super-Mare PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  09/12/1882 Cardiff PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  06/01/1883 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  10/01/1883 Halifax FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  20/01/1883 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  03/03/1883 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  17/03/1883 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  20/10/1883 Weston-Super-Mare HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  26/10/1883 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  27/10/1883 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  03/11/1883 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  10/11/1883 Swindon Rangers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  17/11/1883 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  24/11/1883 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  08/12/1883 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  22/12/1883 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  26/12/1883 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  29/12/1883 Weston-Super-Mare PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  19/01/1884 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  26/01/1884 Cardiff PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  09/02/1884 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  16/02/1884 Abercarn PR 0 0 0 1 0 W 0 - 0  
  23/02/1884 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  02/03/1884 German Gymnasium PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  18/03/1884 Swindon Rangers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/10/1884 Wakefield Trinity HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  08/11/1884 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  27/12/1884 Clifton SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 5 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Newport -
Education: - Plymouth School - Royal Naval College, Keyham -
Honours: - Wales -

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