Roy Burnett

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Roy Burnett
Full name Roy Burnett
Date of birth (1926-10-06)6 October 1926
Place of birth Abercarn, Wales
Date of death 30 July 1998(1998-07-30) (aged 71)
Place of death Caerleon, Wales
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    

Abercarn RFC
Newport RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1953 Wales 1 (0)

Roy Burnett (6 October 1926 – 30 July 1998)[1] was a Wales international rugby union player who also played for the Barbarians.

Burnett made 373 appearances for Newport RFC. He captained the team in the 1952-53 season and also in 1950-51 in the absence of Ken Jones.

Burnett was unlucky only to win one cap for the Wales national rugby union team primarily because he had to compete against Cliff Morgan.

Burnett turned town an offer of £3000 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £185,500 in 2013)[2] to change codes to rugby league and join Huddersfield.[3]


  1. ^ Roy Burnett player profile ESPN
  2. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Roy Burnett 1926-1998". 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.