Alun Pask

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Alun Pask
Full name Alun Edward Islwyn Pask
Date of birth 10 September 1937
Place of birth Blackwood[1]
Date of death 1 November 1995
Place of death Blackwood (aged 58 years 52 days)
School Pontllanfraith Grammar
University Loughborough University
Rugby union career
Position(s) No. 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British and Irish Lions

Alun Edward Islwyn Pask (10 September 1937 – 1 November 1995)[2] was a Wales international rugby union player and captain.

Pask was capped twenty-six times by Wales between 1961 and 1967, twenty-three times as a flanker and three times as at number eight. He scored two tries for Wales, the first on his international debut and toured South Africa with Wales in 1964. He captained Wales in six internationals and led the side to victory in the 1966 Five Nations Championship.[3] He was selected for the 1962 British Lions tour to South Africa, playing in three of the four internationals against South Africa, and the 1966 British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand where he played in both tests against Australia and three of the four against New Zealand.

He played club rugby for Abertillery.


  1. ^ Alun Pask Profile on
  2. ^ Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. 12:32. ISBN 0-460-07003-7. 
  3. ^ Griffiths, page 4:34-4:37