Position: Back Row
|Date Of Birth||29/09/1939 (79)|
|Place Of Birth||Newport|
London Welsh, Welsh Schools (1957/8) and Civil Service. Debut on Devon Tour April 1960 vs Devonport Services. Newport HSOB coach. Newport coach from 1973-8 and then Cardiff coach from 1979. Took over 1st Team when Brian Price’s request for amateur re-instatement turned down. Won Welsh Cup for Newport 1977 and for Cardiff 1981. Won Welsh Merit and Anglo-Welsh Merit Tables for Newport in 1976/7. Welsh Coach in 1988 when Paul Turner won his first cap.
Newport RFC record : 1959/60-1961/2 : 22 apps / 3t.
Grandfather Richard Ryan (Pill Harriers,capt) played 1 game for
Newport in 1905 and uncle Mike Buckley (Pill Harriers) played 7 games
1904/5 & 1905/6 – also Monmouthshire Cap. Both Welsh Trialists
1902/3 and Richard was Welsh reserve centre.
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