Bill Morris

Bill Morris

Position: Lock

Date Of Birth 16/06/1941 (73)
Place Of Birth Melbourne
Height 191cm / 6' 3"
Weight 99kg / 15st 8lbs

Born Born Melbourne, Australia. Attended Grove Park School, Wrexham. Welsh father in Colonial Service had joined Australian Air Force when WW2 broke out. Family eventually returned to Britain. Bill played for Wrexham, New Brighton and Wales U23 before joining Newport in 1963/4. Debut at Bristol Sept 14th 1963 (L0-16). Formed formidable 2nd row with Brian Price (Bill and Ben). 2 Wales caps (F,S) in 1965-6. Proudest moment was Wales debut 1965 at Murrayfield (W14-12 - partnered Brian Price).. In 1966/7 made 45 apps and played in 3-3D with Australia - he thought that he had scored a try in that match but referee disallowed it ! Made 22 apps in last season 1968/9 – only 4 defeats in 45 matches (drawing 3).Barbarians 1969 summer tour to SA. Later joined Cardiff. Played for Barbarians vs Rhodesia 26 May 1969 (W24-21). 

Newport RFC record : 1963/4-1968/9 : 167 apps / 16t.


Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1963/1964 16 8 2 6 0 0 0 0 0  
  1964/1965 32 22 1 9 8 0 0 0 24  
  1965/1966 37 24 4 9 2 0 0 0 6  
  1966/1967 45 28 6 11 3 0 0 0 9  
  1967/1968 15 10 1 4 2 0 0 0 6  
  1968/1969 22 19 2 1 1 0 0 0 3  
  Total 167 111 16 40 16 0 0 0 48  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/09/1963 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 16  
  28/09/1963 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  05/10/1963 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  02/11/1963 Ebbw Vale N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  16/11/1963 Cambridge University N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 14  
  07/03/1964 Newbridge SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  11/03/1964 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  14/03/1964 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  23/03/1964 Aberavon N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  28/03/1964 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  30/03/1964 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  31/03/1964 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 23  
  06/04/1964 Devonport Services SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  07/04/1964 Exeter Chiefs SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 22  
  11/04/1964 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  18/04/1964 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1964 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 13  
  12/09/1964 Bristol Rugby SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 5  
  17/09/1964 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  19/09/1964 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 21  
  28/09/1964 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  03/10/1964 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  10/10/1964 Blackheath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 13  
  17/10/1964 Gloucester Rugby SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 6  
  31/10/1964 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  14/11/1964 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 13  
  28/11/1964 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  12/12/1964 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  19/12/1964 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  26/12/1964 Watsonians SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 32 - 6  
  15/01/1965 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  27/01/1965 RAF SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 11  
  08/02/1965 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  13/02/1965 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 10  
  16/02/1965 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  20/02/1965 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  26/02/1965 Blackheath SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 28 - 12  
  13/03/1965 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  17/03/1965 Newbridge SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  19/03/1965 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  26/03/1965 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  03/04/1965 Sale Sharks SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 12  
  05/04/1965 Birkenhead Park SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  19/04/1965 London Welsh SR 2 0 0 0 6 W 14 - 3  
  20/04/1965 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  26/04/1965 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  29/04/1965 Paris University SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  01/05/1965 Gueret SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1965 Abertillery SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  06/09/1965 Newbridge SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  11/09/1965 Bristol Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 16  
  15/09/1965 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 9  
  18/09/1965 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 12  
  25/09/1965 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/10/1965 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 17  
  04/10/1965 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 8  
  16/10/1965 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  23/10/1965 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  27/10/1965 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  30/10/1965 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  06/11/1965 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 6  
  20/11/1965 Cambridge University SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  27/11/1965 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  04/12/1965 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  13/12/1965 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/12/1965 Watsonians SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  03/01/1966 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  08/01/1966 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  22/01/1966 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  07/02/1966 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/02/1966 RAF SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  19/02/1966 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  02/03/1966 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  05/03/1966 Hawick SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  12/03/1966 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/03/1966 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  28/03/1966 Gloucester Rugby SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 6  
  31/03/1966 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 18  
  02/04/1966 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  09/04/1966 Birkenhead Park SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 33 - 3  
  11/04/1966 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  12/04/1966 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  16/04/1966 Plymouth Albion SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  18/04/1966 Teignmouth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  23/04/1966 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1966 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  03/09/1966 Spartak AZKG SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 57 - 15  
  07/09/1966 Monmouthshire RFU SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  10/09/1966 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  15/09/1966 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  17/09/1966 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  21/09/1966 Abertillery SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  24/09/1966 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  08/10/1966 Blackheath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 11  
  15/10/1966 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 0  
  22/10/1966 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 5  
  26/10/1966 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  28/10/1966 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  04/11/1966 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  14/11/1966 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  16/11/1966 Cambridge University SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  19/11/1966 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 16  
  23/11/1966 Australia SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/11/1966 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  07/12/1966 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 15  
  10/12/1966 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  13/12/1966 Combined Services SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  17/12/1966 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  24/12/1966 Ebbw Vale SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 6  
  26/12/1966 Watsonians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  31/12/1966 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 3  
  14/01/1967 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  27/01/1967 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  11/02/1967 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  18/02/1967 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  22/02/1967 Royal Navy SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  24/02/1967 Blackheath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  04/03/1967 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/03/1967 British Army SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 8  
  20/03/1967 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  25/03/1967 Northampton Saints SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  27/03/1967 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  28/03/1967 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  01/04/1967 Fylde SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 9  
  03/04/1967 Birkenhead Park SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 0  
  08/04/1967 Newbridge SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  10/04/1967 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  14/04/1967 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 15  
  19/04/1967 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 6  
  22/04/1967 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  23/09/1967 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  21/02/1968 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  24/02/1968 Blackheath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  28/02/1968 British Army SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 6  
  02/03/1968 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 26  
  09/03/1968 Wasps SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 3  
  13/03/1968 Royal Navy SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  15/03/1968 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 10  
  22/03/1968 Paris University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  25/03/1968 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  27/03/1968 RAF SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  30/03/1968 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  08/04/1968 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 22  
  16/04/1968 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 11  
  23/04/1968 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 33  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1968 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 11  
  19/09/1968 Pontypool N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 6  
  28/09/1968 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  05/10/1968 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  19/10/1968 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  26/10/1968 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 3  
  02/11/1968 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 6  
  09/11/1968 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  20/11/1968 Cambridge University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  23/11/1968 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 31  
  07/12/1968 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  21/12/1968 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  04/01/1969 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  11/01/1969 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  18/01/1969 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  08/03/1969 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 11  
  12/03/1969 Royal Navy SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  22/03/1969 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  12/04/1969 Plymouth Albion SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 6  
  14/04/1969 Devonport Services SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  16/04/1969 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  21/04/1969 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - New Brighton - Cardiff - Newport - Wrexham -
Education: - Grove Park School, Wrexham -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales - Wales U23 -

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