Doug Phillips (rugby)

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Douglas V. Phillips
Personal information
Full name Douglas V. Phillips
Nickname Doug
Born July–September 1919
Neath district, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Swansea RFC
Rugby league
Position Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1944–46 Oldham 18
1946–≥51 Broughton Rangers/Belle Vue Rangers
Total 18 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1945–51 Wales 9 0 0 0 0
1944–50 Great Britain 4 0 0 0 0

Douglas "Doug" V. Phillips (birth registered July–September 1919[1] — death unknown) birth registered in Neath district, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s, and 1950s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Swansea RFC, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and Wales, and at club level for Oldham, and Broughton Rangers/Belle Vue Rangers, as a Second-row, i.e. 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Doug Phillips won 9 caps for Wales (RL) in 1945–1951 while at Oldham and Belle Vue Rangers, and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Broughton Rangers in 1946 against Australia (3 matches), and while at Belle Vue Rangers in 1950 against Australia.[3]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Doug Phillips Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, in Belle Vue Rangers' 7-10 defeat by Wigan in the 1947 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1947–48 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 1 November 1947.[4]

Genealogical information[edit]

Douglas V. Phillips marriage to Ailsa R. (née Littlewood) was registered during July–September 1948 in Huddersfield district.[5]


Broughton Rangers and Belle Vue Rangers is the same club, changing its name from Broughton Rangers to Belle Vue Rangers for the start of the 1946–47 season.


  1. ^ "Birth details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1947–1948 Lancashire Cup Final". 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Marriage details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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