Garfield Owen

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Garfield Owen
Full name Garfield David Owen
Date of birth (1932-03-20) 20 March 1932 (age 84)
Place of birth Llanharan, Wales
School Cowbridge Grammar School
Rugby league career
Position Fullback
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
National teams
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Rugby League XIII
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Llanharan RFC
Maesteg RFC
Wrexham RFC
Newport RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1955–56 Wales 6 (26)

Garfield David Owen ( (1932-03-20) 20 March 1932 (age 84))[1] is a Welsh teacher,[2] and dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and 1960s. He first played amateur rugby for Llanharan RFC, Maesteg RFC, Wrexham RFC, and Newport RFC at club level before winning six caps for Wales. He also played rugby union for the invitational side, Barbarian F.C.. He later switched to the professional code in 1956 joining Halifax where at international level he also played for the Rugby League XIII, and the Wales rugby league side at his favoured position of Fullback, i.e. number 1.[3]

Despite playing for Wales against France in 1959 under the league code, the match was not recognised as a full international match and no caps were awarded.

International honours[edit]

Garfield Owen represented Rugby League XIII while at Halifax in 1958, and represented Wales while at Halifax in 1959.[4]

Honoured at Halifax[edit]

Garfield Owen is a Halifax Hall Of Fame Inductee.[5]

Career Records[edit]

Garfield Owen is one of less than twenty-five Welshmen to have scored more than 1000-points in their rugby league career.[6]

Genealogical information[edit]

Garfield Owen's marriage to Marlene Sternson (birth registered during October→December 1933 in Pancras district) was registered during January→March 1957 in Surrey South Western district.[7] They had children; Russell H. Owen (birth registered during January→March 1959 in Halifax district), and Sally L. Owen (birth registered during July→September 1961 in Halifax district).


  1. ^ Garfield Owen rugby union profile
  2. ^ "Dave Fleming's Blast From The Past". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Halifax Hall of Fame". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Robert Gate (1988). "Gone North - Volume 2". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-3-6
  7. ^ "Marriage details at". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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