Clem Lewis

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Clem Lewis
Full name John Morris Clement Lewis
Date of birth (1890-06-22)22 June 1890
Place of birth Bridgend,[1] Wales
Date of death 27 October 1944(1944-10-27) (aged 54)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
Bridgend RFC
Cardiff RFC
Cambridge University
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1912-1923 Wales 11 (19)

Clem Lewis (22 June 1890 – 27 October 1944) was a Welsh international fly-half who played club rugby for Cardiff. Lewis was capped for Wales eleven times either side of World War I, and captained his country on two occasions. Born in Bridgend, Lewis moved to first class team, Cardiff, in 1909 from local club Bridgend. Lewis won two rugby 'blues' for Cambridge and played for invitational team the Barbarians.

International career[edit]

Lewis was first capped for Wales against England in the 1912 Five Nations Championship. The previous season, Wales had won the tournament, but Lewis was one of six new caps in the team who fell at the first hurdle, losing 8-0. Although Lewis did not play in the remainder of the tournament he was back the next year scoring a try and a conversion in his second game against Scotland. After serving in World War I, Lewis rejoined Cardiff and was recalled to the Welsh squad in 1921, and in 1923 captained the national team twice.

International matches played[edit]



  • 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. 


  1. ^ Welsh Rugby Union player profiles
  2. ^ Smith (1980), pg 468.