Vince Griffiths

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Vince Griffiths
Full name Vincent Morgan Griffiths[1]
Date of birth (1901-05-29)29 May 1901
Place of birth Pontypridd, Wales
Date of death 7 January 1967(1967-01-07) (aged 65)
Place of death Newport, Wales
School West Monmouth School
University Bristol University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Outside Half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Pontypool RFC
Newport RFC
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British Isles[2]

Vince Griffiths (29 May 1901 – 7 January 1967) was a Welsh rugby union player who represented Wales and the British Lions. Griffiths played club rugby for Newport and captained the team in the 1928/29 season.

Griffiths gained his first cap for Wales in 1924 against Scotland at Inverleith. Wales were humiliated by Scotland, but Griffiths scored a try and regained his position to be chosen to face Ireland in the next match of the Five Nations Championship. Griffiths's last game for Wales was against Ireland, but was chosen to join the British Lions 1924 tour of South Africa; he played in six games, including two tests.

International matches played[edit]


British Lions


  • 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. 


Rugby Union Captain
Preceded by
William Roche
Newport RFC Captain
Succeeded by
Harry Phillips