Howard Norris

By Ian Tabor | 29/01/2015

Cardiff RFC has been saddened by the news that former Cardiff RFC, Wales and British & Irish Lion prop, Charles Howard Norris has passed away.

Howard Norris was capped twice for Wales, both times against France, once in 1963 and the other in 1966.

Born in Porth, 'Howie' started his career with local Rhondda Valley team, Tylorstown RFC before moving to Cardiff RFC in 1958 where he became a club stalwart.  Norris played 413 times over 12 seasons, scoring 15 tries. He played  most of his career in the front row but also played games in the second row and No8. He also Captained the Blue & Blacks and made one appearance in the 7s Snelling Tournament for the club.

He was selected for the 1966 British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand and played in the first three tests against the All Blacks, giving him the distinction of earning more caps for the Lions than his own country.

Everyone at Cardiff Rugby would like to pass on our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.

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