Tuss Griffiths

Tuss Griffiths

Position: Fullback

Born 06/06/1919
Died 25/08/1978
Place Of Birth Blaengarw

Tyssul was born in Blaengarw, Bridgend in 1919.

Debut for Newport RFC 13th Oct 1945 vs Neath on wing and last game 23rd March 1946 vs Pontypool at full-back.

Played for Wales in Victory International in 1945/6 - injured after 10 mins - no cap awarded but given tie.

Played fullback for Monmouthshire vs Kiwis (W15-0) at Pontypool Park.

Joined Hunslet RL 1946-1956.

Played for Hunslet, Doncaster, Halifax (Garfield Owen’s predecessor) and Dewsbury.

Kicked 761 goals including 149 goals in one season for Halifax (record) and 89 goals for Doncaster in 1951/2 (record).

Played in first ever drawn Rugby League Cup Final in 1954 missing late penalty. Scored 1,564pts for his 4 clubs - one of less than 25 Welshmen to have scored > 1000 pts in RL

Played twice for Wales RL

Died in Leeds 1978 age 59 years.

Newport RFC record : 1945/6 : 20 app / 4t / 1p.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1945/1946 20 16 0 4 4 0 1 0 15  
  Total 20 16 0 4 4 0 1 0 15  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/10/1945 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 11  
  27/10/1945 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 11  
  03/11/1945 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 12  
  10/11/1945 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 10  
  17/11/1945 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  24/11/1945 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  01/12/1945 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  08/12/1945 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  15/12/1945 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  26/12/1945 Newbridge WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 5  
  12/01/1946 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 7  
  02/02/1946 Royal Naval Engineering College CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 23 - 6  
  09/02/1946 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 5  
  16/02/1946 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  23/02/1946 Abertillery FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  02/03/1946 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  09/03/1946 Bath Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  11/03/1946 Cross Keys FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  16/03/1946 Abertillery FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  23/03/1946 Pontypool FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 5  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Newport - Halifax - Dewsbury Rams - Doncaster - Hunslet RLFC -
Region: - Monmouthshire -
Honours: - Wales RL -

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