Boxer Harding

Boxer Harding

Position: Forward

Born 08/08/1878
Died 15/05/1947
Place Of Birth Market Rasen

Arthur Flowers Harding was born in Caistor, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire in 1878. Nicknamed Boxer, he was an English-born international rugby union player who played and captained the Welsh national team.

He played club rugby for Cardiff and London Welsh and county rugby for Middlesex. After being chosen to represent Wales in 1902 while playing for Cardiff, he moved to England to play for London Welsh in the early part of 1902/03 season. Harding was chosen to captain London Welsh, a position he held for three seasons.

Between 1902 -1908 he gained 20 caps making his Welsh debut against England at Blackheath During his time at Cardiff he played 24 matches scoring three tries. In 1908 Harding was chosen to captain the Lions on a 26 match tour of Australia and New Zealand.

After the end of his international career, Harding emigrated to Wanganui, New Zealand becoming a station master at Greymouth for several years. BoxerHarding lived in New Zealand until his death in 1947.



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 20 15 1 4 1 0 0 0 3  
  British and Irish Lions 7 3 0 4 0 1 1 0 5  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Cardiff - Llwynypia - Newport -
Education: - Christ College, Brecon -
Region: - Middlesex - Wanganui -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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