Gwyn Richards

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Gwyn Richards
Personal information
Full name Ernest Gwyn Richards
Born 22 December 1905
Bryncethin, Wales
Died 17 December 1985 (aged 79)
Bridgend, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Fly-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Bryncethin RFC
Bridgend RFC
1926–27 Cardiff RFC 44 6
Torquay Athletic RFC
Total 44 6 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1927 Wales 1 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1927–≥35 Huddersfield
Source: scrum.com

Ernest Gwyn Richards (22 December 1905 – 17 December 1985) born in Bryncethin, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1920s, and 1930s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Cardiff RFC, as a Fly-half, i.e. number 10, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Huddersfield,[1] he died in Bridgend.

Playing career[edit]

International Honours[edit]

Gwyn Richards won a cap for Wales (RU) while at Cardiff RFC in 1927 against Scotland.[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Gwyn Richards played stand-off/five-eighth and scored a try in Huddersfield's 21–17 victory over Warrington in the 1933 Challenge Cup Final during the 1932–33 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 6 May 1933.[3] and played stand-off/five-eighth in the 8-11 defeat by Castleford in the 1935 Challenge Cup Final during the 1934–35 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 4 May 1935, in front of a crowd of 39,000.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Gate (1986). "Gone North - Volume 1". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-0-1
  2. ^ "Statistics at scrum.com". scrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fartown At Wembley - "The Wembley Years" - 1933, 1935, 1953 And 1962" (PDF). huddersfieldrlheritage.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sat 4th May 1935 - Challenge Cup - Neutral Ground - 39,000". thecastlefordtigers ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Castleford Beat Huddersfield For Rugby League Cup". newspapers.nl.sg. 23 May 1935. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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