Trevor Brewer

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Trevor Brewer
Full name Trevor John Brewer
Date of birth (1930-08-16)16 August 1930
Place of birth Newport, Wales
School Newport High School
University Jesus College, Oxford
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Oxford University RFC
Newport RFC
London Welsh RFC
Gloucester RFC
The Army
Combined Services
Hampshire
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1950–1955 Wales 3 (6)

Trevor John Brewer (born 16 August 1930)[1] is a former Welsh rugby union international player. He played for the Wales national rugby union team on three occasions, once in 1950 and twice in 1955.

Life and rugby career[edit]

Brewer, who was born in Newport, Wales and was educated at Newport High School, representing the school rugby team. He then represented his country at schoolboy level playing for the Welsh Secondary Schools team. He matriculated to Jesus College, Oxford where he studied chemistry.[2][3] He was called into the Wales national rugby union team for the match against England in January 1950 whilst still a student at Oxford, and before he had won his "Blue" (as he had missed the Varsity Match that year through injury).[2] He played on the wing.[3] Brewer did not play for Wales again until the 1954/1955 season, when he played in the matches against England and Scotland national rugby union team, scoring two tries against Scotland.[3] He also played rugby for the Army, Newport RFC, London Welsh RFC (captaining the side) and the Welsh Academicals.[4]

He later worked for ICI and lived in Northern Ireland.[5] He is the father of Nicola Brewer, British High Commissioner to South Africa and former chief executive of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trevor Brewer player profile ESPN Scrum.com
  2. ^ a b Roderick, Kenneth (2008). "Rugby Memories". The Jesus College Record (Jesus College, Oxford): 33–34. 
  3. ^ a b c "Searchable Player Archive: Trevor Brewer". Welsh Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  4. ^ Brewer, Trevor (2008). "Welsh Academicals History: An Invitation From The Accies". Welsh Academicals Rugby. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Fernand, Deidre (15 April 2007). "We need a Dad’s revolution". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 3 March 2009.