Conway Rees

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Conway Rees
Full name John Conway Rees
Date of birth (1870-01-13)13 January 1870
Place of birth Llandovery, Wales
Date of death 30 August 1932(1932-08-30) (aged 62)
Place of death Westminster, England
School Llandovery College
University Jesus College, Oxford
Occupation(s) teacher
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1892–1894 Wales 3 (0)

John Conway Rees (13 January 1870 – 30 August 1932) was a Welsh international rugby union player.


Rees was born in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales. He was educated at Llandovery College and Jesus College, Oxford (graduating in 1894) and was the first Welshman to captain Oxford University RFC. He introduced the four three quarters system, playing at centre-three-quarter. He played for Cardiff, the Barbarians, the London Welsh, Richmond, Blackheath and Llanelli.[1] He played for the Welsh national side on three occasions in the Home Nations Championship. His debut was on 6 February 1892 against Scotland.[2] His other two appearances were against England, once in 1893 (the season when Wales first won the Triple Crown) and again in 1894.[1][2]

Rees taught at Sherborne School, Rossall School and Giggleswick School, before spending the last thirty years of his life working as a teacher in India. He died on 30 August 1932.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Williams, Moelwyn Idwal. "Rees, John Conway (1870 – 1932), Rugby footballer". Welsh Biography Online. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Conway Rees". WRU Searchable Player Archive. Welsh Rugby Union. Retrieved 13 May 2008.