Mark Lewis (rugby player)

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Mark Lewis
Full name Mark Lewis
Place of birth Pontypridd, Wales
Place of death Pontypridd, England
Occupation(s) collier
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
  Treorchy RFC
Llwynypia RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1913 Wales 1 (0)

Mark Lewis (March 1889 – August 1968)[1] was a Welsh international rugby union wing who played club rugby for Treorchy and Llwynypia and international rugby for Wales.

Rugby history[edit]

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[edit]



  • Godwin, Terry (1984). The International Rugby Championship 1883-1983. Grafton Street, London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218060-X. 
  • Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: Phoenix House. ISBN 0-460-07003-7. 
  • 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. 


  1. ^ Mark Lewis player profile
  2. ^ Smith (1980), pg 465.