Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Position: Centre

RF "Bob" Allen was an ex- professional footballer with Wolverhampton Wanderers and caused the WRU to change its laws when he decided to try his hand at rugby. Bob was a member of Newport Police and developed into a fine rugby player and also goal kicker. He played vs 1935 New Zealand and also played for Newport Police.

Bob died in 1988 during his term of office as Mayor of Newport.

Newport RFC record : 1933/4 -1939/40 : 106 apps / 32t / 3dg / 35c / 14p.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1933/1934 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1934/1935 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 3  
  1935/1936 24 16 2 6 6 0 1 2 29  
  1936/1937 27 13 3 11 14 0 0 0 42  
  1937/1938 23 14 0 9 5 22 11 0 92  
  1938/1939 21 12 1 8 5 10 2 1 45  
  1939/1940 6 3 1 2 1 3 0 0 9  
  Total 106 61 7 38 32 35 14 3 220  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/03/1934 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  21/04/1934 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/04/1935 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  06/04/1935 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 8  
  13/04/1935 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/10/1935 Blackheath CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 0  
  19/10/1935 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  24/10/1935 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 12  
  26/10/1935 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 5  
  31/10/1935 New Zealand CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 17  
  02/11/1935 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 1 0 6 W 9 - 0  
  09/11/1935 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 1 4 W 13 - 6  
  16/11/1935 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  07/12/1935 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 5  
  12/12/1935 Cambridge University CE 1 0 0 1 7 W 22 - 9  
  14/12/1935 Richmond CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  26/12/1935 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/12/1935 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  28/12/1935 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 8  
  04/01/1936 Plymouth Albion CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  11/01/1936 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  01/02/1936 Plymouth Albion CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  03/02/1936 Devonport Services CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  08/02/1936 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  15/02/1936 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  29/02/1936 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  07/03/1936 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  12/03/1936 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  16/03/1936 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  28/09/1936 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 7  
  03/10/1936 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 9  
  10/10/1936 Blackheath CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 21  
  22/10/1936 Oxford University CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 8  
  24/10/1936 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  31/10/1936 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 5  
  07/11/1936 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  14/11/1936 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 4  
  16/11/1936 Cambridge University FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  21/11/1936 Cardiff FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  28/11/1936 Plymouth Albion CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 6  
  05/12/1936 Bristol Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 12 - 8  
  12/12/1936 Richmond CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 35 - 5  
  19/12/1936 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 8  
  26/12/1936 Watsonians CE 1 0 0 0 3 D 10 - 10  
  28/12/1936 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 4  
  09/01/1937 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  16/01/1937 Plymouth Albion CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  30/01/1937 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  20/02/1937 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  06/03/1937 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  11/03/1937 Neath CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 19 - 8  
  13/03/1937 Abertillery CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 10 - 19  
  20/03/1937 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  29/03/1937 London Welsh CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 3  
  30/03/1937 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  17/04/1937 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 18  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1937 Pill Harriers CE 0 1 1 0 5 W 24 - 9  
  11/09/1937 Penarth CE 1 5 2 0 19 W 41 - 3  
  02/10/1937 Cardiff CE 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 5  
  09/10/1937 Blackheath CE 1 4 1 0 14 W 26 - 11  
  16/10/1937 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  23/10/1937 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  27/10/1937 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  20/11/1937 London Welsh CE 0 0 2 0 6 L 9 - 11  
  27/11/1937 Penarth CE 1 1 0 0 5 W 10 - 6  
  04/12/1937 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 5  
  09/12/1937 Cambridge University FH 0 2 0 0 4 W 25 - 3  
  11/12/1937 Richmond FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  27/12/1937 Watsonians CE 0 1 1 0 5 W 13 - 6  
  28/12/1937 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 13 - 8  
  29/01/1938 Bristol Rugby CE 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 7  
  26/02/1938 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 7  
  05/03/1938 Cardiff FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 13  
  14/03/1938 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  19/03/1938 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  26/03/1938 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 21  
  02/04/1938 Neath CE 0 0 1 0 3 L 12 - 18  
  16/04/1938 Devonport Services CE 2 4 0 0 14 W 33 - 9  
  19/04/1938 Barbarians CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/10/1938 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 15  
  27/10/1938 Oxford University CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 17 - 6  
  29/10/1938 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  05/11/1938 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  12/11/1938 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  03/12/1938 Bristol Rugby CE 1 1 0 0 5 W 14 - 3  
  10/12/1938 Richmond CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 18  
  17/12/1938 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 2 0 0 4 W 10 - 3  
  26/12/1938 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  31/12/1938 Old Merchant Taylors CE 1 3 0 0 9 W 32 - 3  
  28/01/1939 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  11/02/1939 Leicester Tigers CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 23 - 9  
  18/02/1939 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 7  
  04/03/1939 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  11/03/1939 Penarth CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 9 - 8  
  20/03/1939 Cross Keys CE 0 0 1 0 3 L 10 - 14  
  25/03/1939 Neath CE 0 0 0 1 4 W 19 - 5  
  08/04/1939 Devonport Services CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 36 - 5  
  11/04/1939 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  17/04/1939 Abertillery CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 13 - 6  
  29/04/1939 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/02/1940 Aberavon CE 0 3 0 0 6 W 21 - 3  
  11/03/1940 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  16/03/1940 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  25/03/1940 Cardiff XV CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 10  
  26/03/1940 Weston-Super-Mare CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  27/04/1940 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 10  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
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