Bryn Meredith

Bryn Meredith

Position: Hooker

Date Of Birth 21/11/1930 (88)
Place Of Birth Abersychan
Height 180cm / 5' 11"
Weight 87kg / 13st 9lbs
Born in Cwmbran and attended West Mon School, Pontypool. Played for Welsh Schools in 1949. First senior rugby for Devonport Services then St Lukes where he starred in 1953 team that scored > 1000pts in relatively short season. Played for Devon and SW Counties vs 1953/4 All Blacks. Propped with Lyn Davies hooking vs 1953 NZ - Harold Davies other prop.  First Welsh cap vs Ireland 1954 - made 34 apps - then Welsh forward record. Missed only 2 internationals –  for bereavement and for illness. 3 Lions tours (1955, 1959 and 1962). Captained Newport (1958/9 &1961/2), Monmouthshire, Devon, Royal Navy, Combined Services, Barbarians, Wales and Lions. Superb striker and excelled in rucks/mauls. Very mobile - Npt won 6 of first 9 Snelling 7’s (R/ U in other 3) with Meredith. Played one season for L Welsh when teaching at St Albans but returned to star in victory vs 1957 Wallabies. Next season captained Newport (P42 W29 L7 D6) to their 7th Welsh Championship. BBC Wales Personality 1961. Joined committee on retiring. With Bryn Williams / Ian McJennett - Newport’s first ever coaches.

Newport RFC record : 1951/2-1964/5 : 194 apps / 17t.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1951/1952 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 3  
  1952/1953 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3  
  1953/1954 10 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0  
  1954/1955 23 17 2 4 1 0 0 0 3  
  1955/1956 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1957/1958 33 23 4 6 3 0 0 0 9  
  1958/1959 16 12 2 2 2 0 0 0 6  
  1959/1960 18 10 5 3 0 0 0 0 0  
  1960/1961 31 21 3 7 6 0 0 0 18  
  1961/1962 34 24 3 7 3 0 0 0 9  
  1962/1963 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1963/1964 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1964/1965 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 194 137 22 35 17 0 0 0 51  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/09/1951 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 8  
  27/12/1951 Rosslyn Park HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  31/12/1951 Cognac HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  01/01/1952 Nantes HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  22/03/1952 Plymouth Albion HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  20/12/1952 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  27/12/1952 Cross Keys HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1953 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  19/12/1953 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  26/12/1953 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 9  
  02/01/1954 Cross Keys PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  09/01/1954 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  16/01/1954 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  21/01/1954 New Zealand PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  03/04/1954 Plymouth Albion HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  17/04/1954 Newbridge PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  20/04/1954 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1954 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  11/09/1954 Bristol Bears HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  18/09/1954 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  25/09/1954 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  02/10/1954 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  09/10/1954 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  16/10/1954 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  23/10/1954 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  30/10/1954 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 16  
  13/11/1954 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  20/11/1954 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  27/11/1954 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  04/12/1954 Bristol Bears HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  18/12/1954 Harlequins HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 0  
  27/12/1954 Watsonians HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  28/12/1954 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  08/01/1955 Devonport Services HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 3  
  29/01/1955 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  12/02/1955 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  19/02/1955 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  05/03/1955 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  19/03/1955 Rosslyn Park HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  12/04/1955 Barbarians HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 14 - 14  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/11/1955 Rosslyn Park HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  12/11/1955 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  19/11/1955 Cambridge University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  17/12/1955 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  24/12/1955 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  26/12/1955 Watsonians HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  27/12/1955 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  14/01/1956 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  28/01/1956 Richmond HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  11/02/1956 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  18/02/1956 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  03/03/1956 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  31/03/1956 Birkenhead Park HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 5  
  02/04/1956 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  03/04/1956 Barbarians HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/09/1957 Ranji Walker’s XV HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  14/09/1957 Bristol Bears HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  19/09/1957 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  21/09/1957 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  28/09/1957 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  05/10/1957 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  12/10/1957 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  19/10/1957 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/10/1957 Cross Keys HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  02/11/1957 Rosslyn Park HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  09/11/1957 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  23/11/1957 Australia PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  30/11/1957 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  14/12/1957 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  28/12/1957 UAU HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/01/1958 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  25/01/1958 Richmond HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 28 - 0  
  06/02/1958 Oxford University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  15/02/1958 Cross Keys HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  20/02/1958 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  22/02/1958 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  01/03/1958 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  05/03/1958 Neath HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 5  
  08/03/1958 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  22/03/1958 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  05/04/1958 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  07/04/1958 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  08/04/1958 Barbarians HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 8  
  12/04/1958 Plymouth Albion HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 0  
  14/04/1958 Devonport Services HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  15/04/1958 Exeter Chiefs HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  19/04/1958 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  24/04/1958 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1958 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  10/09/1958 Ranji Walker’s XV HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  13/09/1958 Bristol Bears HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  20/09/1958 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  27/09/1958 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  26/12/1958 Watsonians HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  01/01/1959 Watsonians HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 3  
  10/01/1959 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  24/01/1959 Richmond HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  31/01/1959 UAU HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  14/02/1959 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  21/02/1959 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 5  
  28/02/1959 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  07/03/1959 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  21/03/1959 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  28/03/1959 Rosslyn Park HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 55 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  21/11/1959 Cambridge University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  05/12/1959 Bristol Bears HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  12/12/1959 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  26/12/1959 Watsonians HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 16 - 16  
  23/01/1960 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  27/01/1960 Royal Navy HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  30/01/1960 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  10/02/1960 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  13/02/1960 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  20/02/1960 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  27/02/1960 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  05/03/1960 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  19/03/1960 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  09/04/1960 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 17  
  16/04/1960 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 9  
  19/04/1960 Barbarians HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  23/04/1960 Plymouth Albion HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 3  
  26/04/1960 Exeter Chiefs HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1960 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  10/09/1960 Bristol Bears HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 9  
  12/09/1960 Aviron Bayonnais HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 3  
  17/09/1960 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  24/09/1960 Swansea HK 1 0 0 0 3 L 16 - 22  
  15/10/1960 Gloucester Rugby HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 14  
  22/10/1960 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  28/10/1960 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  12/11/1960 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  16/11/1960 Cambridge University HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 22  
  26/11/1960 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 5  
  10/12/1960 Newbridge HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 6  
  14/12/1960 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  17/12/1960 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  31/12/1960 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  11/01/1961 South Africa HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  14/01/1961 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  28/01/1961 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  02/02/1961 Oxford University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  18/02/1961 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  22/02/1961 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  25/02/1961 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  04/03/1961 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  15/03/1961 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  18/03/1961 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  01/04/1961 UAU HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 37 - 6  
  04/04/1961 Barbarians HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  10/04/1961 Devonport Services HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  11/04/1961 Exeter Chiefs HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 6  
  15/04/1961 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  22/04/1961 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1961 Penarth HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 34 - 6  
  04/09/1961 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  09/09/1961 Bristol Bears HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  16/09/1961 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  20/09/1961 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  23/09/1961 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  30/09/1961 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  07/10/1961 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  14/10/1961 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  18/10/1961 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  21/10/1961 Gloucester Rugby HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 11  
  28/10/1961 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  11/11/1961 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/11/1961 Cambridge University HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  25/11/1961 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  02/12/1961 Bristol Bears HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  16/12/1961 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  23/12/1961 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  27/12/1961 UAU HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 11  
  13/01/1962 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  24/01/1962 Royal Navy HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  07/02/1962 RAF HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  10/02/1962 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 10  
  12/02/1962 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/02/1962 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  24/02/1962 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 3  
  03/03/1962 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  10/03/1962 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 14  
  14/03/1962 Ebbw Vale HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 6  
  31/03/1962 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  14/04/1962 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  16/04/1962 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  21/04/1962 Cross Keys HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  24/04/1962 Barbarians HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/11/1962 Abertillery PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  10/11/1962 Cardiff PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/03/1964 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  29/04/1964 Cardiff PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/10/1964 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 5  
  27/01/1965 RAF PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  30/01/1965 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 34 20 3 11 3 0 0 0 9  
  British and Irish Lions 8 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - Devonport Services - London Welsh - Newport - Pontypool -
Education: - St Luke's College, Exeter - West Monmouth Grammar School -
Region: - Devon - Hertfordshire -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales - Wales Schools -
Services: - Royal Navy -

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