Howell de Francis
|Full name||Howell de Francis|
|Position||Prop, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock|
Howell de Francis was a Welsh professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1900s, and 1910s, playing at representative level for Wales, and at club level for Wigan, as a second-row, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.
Championship Final appearances
County Cup Final appearances
Howell de Francis right-second-row, i.e. number 12, and scored a try in Wigan's 22-5 victory over Leigh in the 1909 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1909–10 season at Wheater's Field, Broughton, on Saturday 27 November 1909.
Howell de Francis was considered a "Probable" for the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, but ultimately he was not selected for the tour.
In some references, Howell de Francis' surname is stated as being just Francis, i.e. the "de" is omitted.
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- "Northern Union – The Colonial Football Tour – Probable Players". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.