Percy Bush

Percy Bush

Position: Half Back

Born 23/06/1879
Died 19/05/1955
Place Of Birth Cardiff

Frank Percy Bush [1879-1955] played most of his career for Cardiff RFC making 171 appearances and scoring 66 tries between 1899 and 1913. He scored 35 drop goals and scored four tries in a match against Moseley in 1905/06. He captained the club for three seasons.

Originally from Penygraig his father James Bush was one of the founders of Cardiff RFC in 1875.Percy was educated at University College, Cardiff and became a School teacher until 1910. He aslso gained eight caps for Wales [1905-1910] including the famous 1905 victory of New Zealand.

He played in four test matches for the British Lions on their tour to Australia and New Zealand. He was the star of the tour and dubbed "Will o' the Wisp" by the Australian press.
In 1910 Frank moved to Nantes, where he continued to play rugby for Stade Nates Universite.He returned to Wales in the mid 30s

His former clubs were Cardiff Romily, University College Cardiff, Penygraig RFC, London Welsh. Frank also played county cricket for Glamorgan CCC and Marylebone CCC.

Frank Percy Bush passed away on 19th May 1955 [aged 75] in Cardiff. 
Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 8 7 0 1 2 1 0 3 20  
  British and Irish Lions 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 3 20  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Nantes - Cardiff - Penygraig -
Region: - Glamorgan -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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