Dewi Bebb

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Dewi Bebb
Full name Dewi Iorwerth Ellis Bebb
Date of birth (1938-08-07)7 August 1938
Place of birth Bangor, Wales
Date of death 14 March 1996(1996-03-14) (aged 57)
Place of death Pontypridd, Wales
School Friars School, Bangor
University Trinity College, Carmarthen
Occupation(s) Teacher
Broadcaster
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Bangor RFC,
Colwyn Bay RFC
Portsmouth RFC
Swansea RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1959–1967
1962–1966
Wales
British Lions
34
8
(33)
(3)

Dewi Iorwerth Ellis Bebb (7 August 1938 - 14 March 1996)[1] was a Welsh rugby union player who won thirty four caps for Wales as a wing.

Dewi Bebb was the son of the Welsh historian Ambrose Bebb. Educated at Friars School, Bangor, he later studied at Trinity College, Carmarthen, and Cardiff Teacher Training College. He made his debut for Swansea in a game against Llanelli in 1958. He remained with Swansea throughout his playing career, making 221 appearances, scoring 87 tries and captaining the team in the 1963-4 and 1964-5 seasons.

Career[edit]

He made his first appearance for Wales against England in 1959, eventually winning thirty four caps between 1959 and 1967 and scoring eleven tries. He was selected for Wales' first overseas tour in 1964 and played in the Welsh rugby team's first match outside of Europe and its first in the Southern Hemisphere; played against East Africa in Nairobi on 12 May 1964, Wales winning 8-26. He toured with the British and Irish Lions to South Africa in 1962, playing in two of the four tests, and to Australia, New Zealand and Canada in 1966, playing in all six tests. He was joint top try scorer on the 1966 tour.

Bebb was initially a teacher by profession, but later became a broadcaster and journalist.

His son Sion is a professional golfer who has played on the European Tour.

Notes[edit]

Rugby Union Captain
Preceded by
John Faull
Swansea RFC Captain
1963-1965
Succeeded by
Morrie Evans