Steve Fenwick

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Steve Fenwick
Full name Steven Paul Fenwick
Date of birth (1951-07-23) 23 July 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth Caerphilly, Wales
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
School Caerphilly Grammar Technical School
Borough Road College
Rugby league career
Position Back
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1981-? Cardiff City Blue Dragons
National teams
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1981-82 Wales 2 (10)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team

1971-73
1973-81
Taffs Well RFC
Beddau RFC
Bridgend RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1975-81
1977
Wales
British Lions
30
4
(152)
(0)

Steven Paul Fenwick (born 23 July 1951,[1] in Caerphilly, Wales) is a rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 80s, playing representative level rugby union for Wales, and at club level for Bridgend RFC, as a Centre, i.e. number 12 or 13, and playing representative level rugby league for Wales, and at club level for Cardiff City (Bridgend) Blue Dragons, as a Centre, i.e. number 3 or 4.[2]

Rugby union career[edit]

Fenwick played rugby as a schoolboy for Caerphilly Grammar Technical School, and later joined Taffs Well RFC. In 1971 he switched to Beddau where he played 51 games before moving on the first class team Bridgend. While at Bridgend Fenwick earned all of his 30 international caps for Wales, making his debut against France in 1975, in which he scored a try after only five minutes, and finished the game with a personal tally of 9 points. He was a member of the 1977 British Lions tour to New Zealand, in which he played in all four Tests.[3] He also captained Wales in the Centenary game against the All Blacks in 1980. He also played for a World XV on 9 August 1980 against Argentina in Buenos Aires, losing 36-22.[4]

Rugby league career[edit]

In August 1981 Fenwick switched from rugby union to professional rugby league, signing to the Cardiff City Blue Dragons. He made his debut for Cardiff against Salford scoring four goals in the match. Fenwick went on to win two caps with the Wales national rugby league team between 1981 and 1982 scoring five goals.[5]

Before the start of the 1984/85 season, Cardiff City Blue Dragons relocated from Ninian Park in Cardiff, to Coychurch Road Ground in Bridgend, and were renamed Bridgend Blue Dragons.

Personal history[edit]

A former teacher, he set up in business with a former Wales and Lions player Tom David, another player who had turned to league.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. p12:29. ISBN 0-460-07003-7. 
  2. ^ Graham Williams, Peter Lush, David Farrar (November 2009). "The British Rugby League Records Book [Page-108…114]". London League Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6
  3. ^ Steve Fenwick Lions profile Lionsrugby.com
  4. ^ Player list for World XV
  5. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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