Vic Roberts

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Vic Roberts
Full name Victor George Roberts
Date of birth (1924-08-06)6 August 1924
Place of birth Penryn
Date of death 14 March 2004(2004-03-14) (aged 79)
Place of death Horsham
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Penryn RFC
Harlequin F.C.
Swansea RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1947–1956  England 16 Pts:6;
Tries:2

Vic Roberts (6 August 1924 – 17 March 2004)[1] was an English rugby union player.

Biography[edit]

Vic Roberts was capped 16 times for the England national rugby union team between 1947 and 1956. He was also captain of the Roses XV in 1951. He was part of the British Lions in 1950 against Australia and New Zealand. He was later vice-president and co-selector for the Lions.

At club level, Roberts played for Penryn and Harlequins before transferring to Swansea when his job in Customs and Excise took him to the town.[2] He also played for invitational touring side the Barbarians and later became their vice-president.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vic Roberts international rugby profile ESPNScrum.com
  2. ^ a b Death Of Former Swansea International. (17 March 2004) Welsh Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 October 2010.