Gareth Griffiths

Gareth Griffiths

Position: Wing

Born 27/11/1931
Died 08/12/2016
Place Of Birth Penygraig

Gareth Griffiths, born in Penygraig, played for Dinas Powis, London Welsh and Cardiff. Over 11 seasons from 1949 - 50 until 1959 - 60 he played 140 matches for Cardiff scoring 74 tries. Between 1953 and 1957 he gained 12 caps for Wales, his debut coming England in Cardiff.

In 1999 Gareth was inducted into the Cardiff Rugby Hall of Fame and further biographical details can be found in that section of the Cardiff club website.
Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1949/1950 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1950/1951 12 10 2 0 12 0 0 0 36  
  1951/1952 19 14 3 2 4 0 0 0 12  
  1952/1953 16 14 1 1 13 0 0 0 39  
  1953/1954 13 12 0 1 5 0 0 0 15  
  1954/1955 20 15 3 2 10 0 0 0 30  
  1955/1956 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3  
  1956/1957 31 25 1 5 17 0 0 0 51  
  1957/1958 12 9 2 1 6 0 0 0 18  
  1958/1959 6 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 6  
  1959/1960 7 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 9  
  Total 140 108 16 16 73 0 0 0 219  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/04/1950 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1950 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  21/12/1950 Cheltenham WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  27/12/1950 Watsonians WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 0  
  20/01/1951 Bath Rugby WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 25 - 11  
  03/02/1951 Sale Sharks WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 20 - 0  
  26/03/1951 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  27/03/1951 Northampton Saints WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  31/03/1951 Plymouth Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 3  
  03/04/1951 Penzance & Newlyn WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  07/04/1951 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  14/04/1951 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 12  
  18/04/1951 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/10/1951 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  10/11/1951 Rosslyn Park WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 11 - 11  
  17/11/1951 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  24/11/1951 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  01/12/1951 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 9  
  22/12/1951 Bristol Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  26/12/1951 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  29/12/1951 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  19/01/1952 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  26/01/1952 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  29/03/1952 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  05/04/1952 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  12/04/1952 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/04/1952 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/04/1952 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  19/04/1952 Plymouth Albion CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  22/04/1952 Falmouth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  26/04/1952 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 11  
  28/04/1952 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1952 Cardiff & District WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 0  
  06/09/1952 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  13/09/1952 Plymouth Albion CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 47 - 0  
  20/09/1952 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  25/10/1952 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  13/12/1952 Cambridge University CE 3 0 0 0 9 W 14 - 5  
  20/12/1952 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  26/12/1952 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 0  
  21/02/1953 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  04/04/1953 Barbarians WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 14 - 0  
  07/04/1953 Northampton Saints WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  11/04/1953 Devonport Services CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 11  
  13/04/1953 St Ives WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 0  
  14/04/1953 Penzance & Newlyn CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  18/04/1953 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 15  
  22/04/1953 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/09/1953 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  19/09/1953 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  21/09/1953 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  07/11/1953 Oxford University WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 30 - 0  
  21/11/1953 New Zealand WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  12/12/1953 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  09/01/1954 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  31/03/1954 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 6  
  03/04/1954 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  17/04/1954 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  19/04/1954 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  20/04/1954 Northampton Saints WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 9  
  27/04/1954 St Ives WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1954 Cardiff & District WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 47 - 3  
  08/09/1954 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  11/09/1954 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 6  
  15/09/1954 Bridgend Ravens WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 11  
  18/09/1954 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 8  
  25/09/1954 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 9  
  29/09/1954 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  02/10/1954 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  28/12/1954 Watsonians CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  08/01/1955 Bristol Rugby CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 38 - 3  
  12/02/1955 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  19/02/1955 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  05/03/1955 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 11  
  19/03/1955 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  02/04/1955 Halifax WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 9  
  09/04/1955 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  11/04/1955 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  16/04/1955 Devonport Services WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  19/04/1955 St Ives WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 6  
  07/05/1955 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  27/03/1956 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  31/03/1956 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  03/04/1956 Northampton Saints CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1956 Germany CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  08/09/1956 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 5  
  12/09/1956 Bridgend Ravens CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 28 - 5  
  15/09/1956 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  17/09/1956 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 9  
  22/09/1956 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  29/09/1956 Scarlets CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 21 - 13  
  03/10/1956 Italy CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  06/10/1956 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  10/10/1956 Swansea CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 24 - 6  
  13/10/1956 Halifax CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 14  
  15/10/1956 Bective Rangers CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 6  
  20/10/1956 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  27/10/1956 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  10/11/1956 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  17/11/1956 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  24/11/1956 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  01/12/1956 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  15/12/1956 Rosslyn Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  26/12/1956 Wasps CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 19 - 0  
  31/12/1956 Glasgow HSFP CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  01/01/1957 Watsonians CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 8  
  26/01/1957 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 6  
  09/02/1957 London Welsh CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 5  
  16/02/1957 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  23/02/1957 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 11  
  02/03/1957 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  09/03/1957 Cheltenham FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  23/03/1957 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  28/03/1957 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 5  
  30/03/1957 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1957 Cardiff & District CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 33 - 3  
  07/09/1957 Auvergne CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  11/09/1957 Group Captains Walker's XV CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  18/11/1957 Bective Rangers CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  23/11/1957 Gloucester Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 12 - 0  
  26/12/1957 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 0  
  15/02/1958 Cheltenham CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 0  
  19/03/1958 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  27/03/1958 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  31/03/1958 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  05/04/1958 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 6  
  07/04/1958 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/09/1958 Halifax CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 28 - 3  
  18/09/1958 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  24/09/1958 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 8  
  15/10/1958 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  22/10/1958 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  08/11/1958 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/09/1959 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 3  
  10/10/1959 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  17/10/1959 Bective Rangers CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  24/10/1959 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  09/01/1960 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  05/03/1960 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  12/03/1960 Cheltenham WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 9 - 0  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 12 9 0 3 5 0 0 0 15  
  British and Irish Lions 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Cardiff - Dinas Powys -
Education: - Loughborough College - Porth County School -
Region: - Devon - Scarlets -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales - Wales Schools -

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