Mark Lewis (rugby player)
|Full name||Mark Lewis|
|Place of birth||Pontypridd, Wales|
|Place of death||Pontypridd, England|
|Rugby union career|
Lewis was born in Pontypridd in 1889, and found work as a coal miner in the Rhondda Valleys and spent his working life at the Archibald Hood's Scotch Mine in Llwynypia. He joined Treorchy RFC, but by 1913 he was playing for Llwynypia. Lewis won just one international cap for Wales, chosen for the 1913 Five Nations Championship after Billy Geen dropped out through injury. Lewis was brought into the Welsh squad to face France, played away at Parc des Princes, in a close game which saw Wales win 11-8.
Lewis was replaced the next match, and never represented Wales again.
International matches played
- France 1913
- Godwin, Terry (1984). The International Rugby Championship 1883-1983. Grafton Street, London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218060-X.
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- Jenkins, John M.; et al. (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Rugby Players. Wrexham: Bridge Books. ISBN 1-872424-10-4.
- 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.
- Mark Lewis player profile Scrum.com
- Smith (1980), pg 465.