Reg Plummer (rugby player)

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Reg Plummer
Full name Reginald Clifford Stanley Plummer[1]
Date of birth (1888-12-29)29 December 1888
Place of birth Newport, Monmouthshire
Date of death 18 June 1953(1953-06-18) (aged 64)
Place of death Newport, Monmouthshire
School Long Ashton School, Bristol
Occupation(s) Hotelier
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
London Welsh RFC
Newport RFC
Crawshays RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British Lions

Reg Plummer (29 December 1888 – 18 June 1953) was a Welsh international, rugby union wing who played club rugby for Newport and invitational rugby with both the Barbarians and Crawshays RFC. He won five caps for Wales and was selected for the British Lions 1910 tour of South Africa, though he did not play in any of the test games.

Rugby career[edit]

Plummer first played for Newport in 1905 at the age of 17 and spent the almost the entirety of his career with the club. He captained Newport during the 1920/21 season and was part of the team that faced three touring sides; the 1906 and 1912 South Africans and the 1910 Australians.

Plummer was first capped for Wales on 3 February 1912 when he played against Scotland at St Helens under the captaincy of Dicky Owen. It was an excellent game from a Welsh viewpoint as the team beat Scotland 21-6, and Plummer himself scored a try. During the same campaign he scored a second international try, this time against France at Rodney Parade. Plummer was later selected against the touring South African team, as he done so for Newport two months earlier.

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.