Hugh Ingledew

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Hugh Ingledew
Full name Hugh Murray Ingledew
Date of birth (1865-10-26)26 October 1865
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Date of death 1 February 1937(1937-02-01) (aged 71)
Place of death Cardiff, Wales
School St Edward's School, Oxford
University Oxford University
Occupation(s) solicitor
Rugby union career
Position(s) Half-backs
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Oxford University RFC
Cardiff RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1890–1891 WalesWales 3 (0)

Hugh Murray Ingledew (26 October 1865 – 2 February 1937) was a Welsh international rugby union forward[1] who played club rugby for Cardiff. Ingledew also played cricket for Glamorgan[2] and was instrumental as a solicitor, in helping the local Cardiff cricket and rugby clubs purchase the Cardiff Arms Park in 1922.

Rugby career[edit]

Ingledew was first selected for Wales in a match against Ireland as part of the 1890 Home Nations Championship. Under the captaincy of Newport and Wales rugby superstar Arthur Gould, the game was a draw with a goal from each side. The match is more notable for the brawl between the two teams during the after-match dinner, where nine players found themselves in the Dublin Courts the next day. Later in 1890, Ingledew became a member of the touring invitational team The Barbarians, in their inaugural year.

In 1891 season, Ingledew was back in the Welsh squad when he was selected for the opening game of the 1891 Championship. Now under the captaincy of William Bowen, as Gould was working in the West Indies, Wales lost the match 7-3. Ingledew's final international game was the second match of the 1891 tournament against Scotland. Wales lost heavily by a goal and six tries and Ingledew, along with his half-back partner Ralph Sweet-Escott were dropped to be replaced by Swansea pairing, brother's Evan and David James.

Outside playing rugby, Ingledew was a solicitor,[3] who specialised in railway law. Despite his favoured legal stance in transport law, he was chosen as the solicitor in completing the purchase of the Cardiff Arms Park in 1922.[4] As a former sportsman with connections to cricket, and Cardiff Rugby club, Ingledew helped Cardiff Athletic Club purchase the ground from John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute for a sum of £30,000.

International matches played[edit]



  • Godwin, Terry (1984). The International Rugby Championship 1883–1983. London: Willows Books. ISBN 0-00-218060-X. 
  • Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: Phoenix House. ISBN 0-460-07003-7. 
  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3. 


  1. ^ WRU player profiles
  2. ^ Cricket archives Player profile of Hugh Ingledew
  3. ^ Jenkins, John M.; et al. (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Rugby Players. Wrexham: Bridge Books. p. 76. ISBN 1-872424-10-4. 
  4. ^ Glamorgan County Cricket Club Cardiff Arms Park a short history
  5. ^ Smith (1980), p. 467.