Gomer Hughes

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Gomer Hughes
Personal information
Full name Gomer Hughes
Born 13 May 1910
Neath, Wales
Died 14 November 1974(1974-11-14) (aged 64)
Salford, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1934–≥34 Penarth RFC
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1934 Wales 3 0 0 0 0
1945–46 Wales XV 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1935–≥40 Swinton
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1935–40 Wales 3
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Gomer Hughes (13 May 1910[1] — 14 November 1974(1974-11-14) (aged 64)) was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s and 1940s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and Wales XV.

Early career[edit]

Hughes was born in Neath. He played at club level for Tonmawr RFC and Penarth RFC, as a Lock, i.e. number 4 or 5, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Swinton.[2]

International honours[edit]

Gomer Hughes represented Wales XV (RU) while at Swinton (RL) in the 'Victory International' non-Test match(es) between December 1945 and April 1946, won 3 caps for Wales (RU) in 1935–1940 while at Penarth RFC (RU) in 1934 England, Scotland, and Ireland, and won caps for Wales (RL) while at Swinton (RL).[3]

Six rugby league footballers represented Wales XV (RU) while at rugby league clubs, they were; Tyssul Griffiths, Elwyn Gwyther, Gomer Hughes, Hugh Lloyd-Davies, Harold Thomas, and Leslie Thomas.

Gomer Hughes, and Harold Thomas had previously won Wales (RU) caps, but the other footballers hadn't, and having already changed to the rugby league code they were unable to do so, but Tyssul Griffiths, Elwyn Gwyther, Leslie Thomas, did go on to win Wales (RL) caps.

Hughes died, aged 64, in Salford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 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 scrum.com". scrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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