Oswald Griffiths

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Oswald Griffiths
Personal information
Full name Oswald Griffiths
Nickname Ossie
Born Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1932–32 Cwmavon RFC
Rugby league
Position Centre, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1932–34 Wigan 57 3 9
1934–35 St. Helens 56 4 12
1935–38 Halifax 53
1938–39 St. Helens 23 2 6
Total 189 9 0 0 27
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1935–36 Wales 4

Oswald "Ossie" Griffiths is a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Cwmavon RFC, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Wigan, St. Helens (twice), and Halifax, as a centre, Second-row, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 3 or 4, or 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.[1]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ossie Griffiths won 4 caps for Wales (RL) in 1935–1936 while at St. Helens.[2]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Ossie Griffiths played loose forward/lock in Wigan's 15–3 victory over Salford in the Championship Final during the 1933–34 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 28 April 1934.[3]


"The British Rugby League Records Book" states that Ossie Griffiths won his Wales caps while at St. Helens 1935–1936. However, Ossie Griffiths left St. Helens for Halifax on 16 November 1935, and did not resign for St. Helens until 1 February 1938, consequently any cap(s) won after 16 November 1935, and before the end of 1936 would likely have been while at Halifax.


  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1933–1934 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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