|Reggie Gibbs wearing the Welsh strip|
|Full name||Reginald Arthur Gibbs|
|Date of birth||7 May 1882|
|Place of birth||Cardiff Wales|
|Date of death||28 November 1938(aged 56)|
|Place of death||Cardiff, Wales|
|School||Queen's College, Taunton|
|Notable relative(s)||Patrick Gibbs, son|
|Rugby union career|
|Years||Club / team|
Glamorgan County RFC
|Years||Club / team||Caps||(points)|
Reginald "Reggie" Arthur Gibbs (7 May 1882 - 28 November 1938) was a Welsh international rugby union wing who played club rugby for Penarth and Cardiff. He was capped 16 times for his country and captained his team on one occasion. Gibbs is one of five Welsh players to have scored four tries in a single game.
Gibbs was first capped for his country in a game against Scotland on February 3, 1906. Wales won the game 9-3, but were completely outplayed by Scotland; the main reason for the Scottish defeat was Gibbs impressive display as a 'rover'. His work with Billy Trew turned the minimal possession Wales had into the three tries the team scored on the day.
In total Gibbs scored 17 tries for his country, establishing a Welsh record which stood until Gareth Edwards broke it in 1976. In his final season, 1911, Gibbs scored five tries as Wales won the Triple Crown and Grand Slam, their last such success for 39 years. He captained Wales once, against Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 1910, scoring a try and leading Wales to 19-3 victory. Gibbs toured Australasia as part of the Arthur Harding's Anglo-Welsh team of 1908. In the 1908 tour, Gibbs played two of the tests and scored the only try for the tourists in the first test.
International matches played
- England 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911
- France 1908, 1910, 1911
- Ireland 1906, 1908, 1910, 1911
- Scotland 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911
- New Zealand 1908, 1908
- Parry-Jones, David (1999). Prince Gwyn, Gwyn Nicholls and the First Golden Era of Welsh Rugby. Bridgend: seren. ISBN 1-85411-262-7.
- Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3.
- Welsh Rugby Union player profiles
- Parry-Jones (1999), pg 167.
- Smith (1980), pg 466.
|Rugby Union Captain|
|Cardiff RFC Captain