Joe Pullman

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Joe Pullman
Full name Joseph John Pullman
Date of birth (1876-01-28)28 January 1876
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Date of death July 1955
Place of death Sully, Wales
Occupation(s) police officer
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forwards
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1910 Wales 1 (0)

Joseph John "Joe" Pullman (19 June 1876 – July 1955)[1] was a Welsh international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Neath and the Glamorgan Constabulary. He won a single cap for Wales in the 1910 Five Nations Championship against France.

Rugby career[edit]

Pullman played the majority of his rugby for Neath and was elected first team captain for the 1914/15 season. In March 1908 he joined the Glamorgan Constabulary, where he eventually became a sergeant, and also turned out for the Glamorgan Constabulary rugby union team. On 1 January 1910, Pullman was selected for his one and only international appearance for Wales in the Five Nations Championship encounter with France. Pullman joined an experienced Wales team as a forward, with he and Bridgend's Benjamin Gronow as the only two new caps. The game was the first ever Five Nations Championship match, and the first time France had entered the tournament. Captained by Billy Trew, Wales dominated a hapless French team scoring ten tries in a 49-14 victory.[2] Despite the victory Pullman was not reselected for the next game of the tournament and never represented Wales again.

International matches played[edit]



  • 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. ^ Joe Pullman player profile ESPN
  2. ^ Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: Phoenix House. p. 4:14. ISBN 0-460-07003-7.