|Place Of Birth||Newbridge|
Billy attended Newbridge GS. Played for Newbridge when only 15. Played for Pontypool, St Lukes (capt) and Devon before joining Newport in 1957/8 (played 1 game / debut vs UAU Dec 1957) after losing his place at Pontypool to Colin Evans ex Newport. He then displaced Brian Scrivens (who had displaced Evans at Newport) and went on to win Welsh cap before losing his place to Scrivens. Played 85 times (1957-62) for Newport scoring 7t and 4dg. He dropped goals in successive matches against Cardiff and Bristol. Capped against France in Paris in 1959 partnering Malcolm Thomas also of Newport RFC (picked as partnership by WRU). Played for Barbarians vs SA in 1961 – only defeat. Also in team were Brian Jones and Brian Price.
One of longest passes – could reverse pass ca 30yds !
Newpor RFC record : 1957/8-1961/2 : 85 apps / 7t / 4dg.
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