John Anderson

John Anderson

Position: Back Row

Date Of Birth 05/08/1934 (82)
Place Of Birth Newport

Corpa Road boy John Harold Anderson joined Newport RFC straight from school and played in the Youth team before making his first team debut against Coventry in 1955. This was a proud moment for John. He originally played at centre but switched to flanker with great effect. Unfortunately John broke his leg in a Welsh Trial in 1961/2. He still scored 10 tries in 16 matches that season. In 1962/3 he scored 15 tries in 20 games to break the then club record for a forward.

John played for Newport against 1961 Barbarians at left centre and 1963 Barbarians at wing forward. He also played in 20-3 victory over Bayonne in Sept 1960. Played for Crawshays, British Army, Surrey and also for London Welsh 1957/8. Played in many positions for Newport including prop in Snelling 7’s. Went North and joined Huddersfield RL in 1963/4 and played until 1970.

Newport RFC record : 1955/6-1962/3 : 109 apps / 52t / 2dg.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1955/1956 6 5 0 1 2 0 0 1 9  
  1957/1958 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1958/1959 14 10 2 2 6 0 0 0 18  
  1959/1960 24 17 2 5 8 0 0 1 27  
  1960/1961 27 17 3 7 11 0 0 0 33  
  1961/1962 16 12 1 3 10 0 0 0 30  
  1962/1963 20 14 2 4 15 0 0 0 45  
  Total 109 76 10 23 52 0 0 2 162  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  31/12/1955 Plymouth Albion CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 3  
  07/01/1956 Penarth FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  14/01/1956 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  21/01/1956 Coventry CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  03/03/1956 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 1 3 L 9 - 10  
  10/03/1956 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/04/1958 Exeter Chiefs CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  19/04/1958 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/11/1958 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  05/02/1959 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 8  
  14/02/1959 Leicester Tigers CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 19 - 3  
  21/02/1959 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 5  
  28/02/1959 Blackheath CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 0  
  14/03/1959 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  30/03/1959 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  31/03/1959 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 15  
  04/04/1959 Plymouth Albion CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  06/04/1959 Devonport Services CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 3  
  07/04/1959 Exeter Chiefs CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  15/04/1959 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  18/04/1959 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  20/04/1959 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/09/1959 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 8  
  26/09/1959 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  03/10/1959 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  10/10/1959 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  17/10/1959 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  14/11/1959 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  02/01/1960 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  09/01/1960 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  10/02/1960 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  13/02/1960 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  20/02/1960 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  27/02/1960 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  05/03/1960 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  12/03/1960 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  19/03/1960 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/03/1960 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 10  
  02/04/1960 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  09/04/1960 Leicester Tigers CE 1 0 0 1 6 L 11 - 17  
  16/04/1960 Newbridge CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 28 - 9  
  18/04/1960 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  19/04/1960 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  23/04/1960 Plymouth Albion CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 31 - 3  
  25/04/1960 Devonport Services CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 49 - 6  
  26/04/1960 Exeter Chiefs CE 3 0 0 0 9 W 11 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1960 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  10/09/1960 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 9  
  12/09/1960 Aviron Bayonnais CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 3  
  17/09/1960 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  24/09/1960 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 16 - 22  
  08/10/1960 Blackheath CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 3  
  15/10/1960 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 14  
  22/10/1960 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 6  
  28/10/1960 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  05/11/1960 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  12/11/1960 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  16/11/1960 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 22  
  19/11/1960 Leicester Tigers CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 8  
  26/11/1960 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 5  
  03/12/1960 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  07/12/1960 Combined Services CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  14/12/1960 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  17/12/1960 Harlequins CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 3  
  24/12/1960 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  06/01/1961 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  11/02/1961 Leicester Tigers CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 20  
  04/03/1961 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  11/03/1961 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 8  
  03/04/1961 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  04/04/1961 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  10/04/1961 Devonport Services CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  11/04/1961 Exeter Chiefs CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1961 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  20/09/1961 Pontypool FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 0  
  30/09/1961 Leicester Tigers FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  07/10/1961 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  14/10/1961 Blackheath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 0  
  18/10/1961 Scarlets FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 9  
  21/10/1961 Gloucester Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 11  
  28/10/1961 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  04/11/1961 Bridgend Ravens FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 11  
  11/11/1961 Cardiff FL 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  18/11/1961 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  25/11/1961 London Welsh FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 15  
  02/12/1961 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  09/04/1962 Devonport Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  10/04/1962 Exeter Chiefs N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 5 - 3  
  23/04/1962 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/11/1962 Cambridge University N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 3  
  17/11/1962 Leicester Tigers N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  24/11/1962 London Welsh N8 2 0 0 0 6 L 11 - 28  
  01/12/1962 Bristol Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 11  
  15/12/1962 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  22/12/1962 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 5  
  26/12/1962 Watsonians FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  29/12/1962 RAF FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 3  
  02/03/1963 Cardiff N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  16/03/1963 Aberavon N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  27/03/1963 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  30/03/1963 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  06/04/1963 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  08/04/1963 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  13/04/1963 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  15/04/1963 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  16/04/1963 Barbarians FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 15  
  20/04/1963 Plymouth Albion FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 17 - 5  
  22/04/1963 Devonport Services FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 33 - 9  
  23/04/1963 Exeter Chiefs FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 32 - 9  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Newport - Magor -
Region: - Surrey -
Invitational: - Crawshays -
Services: - British Army -

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