William Philips

William Philips

Position: Forward

Born 16/08/1855
Died 15/10/1918
Place Of Birth Cardiff

William David Phillips played for Cardiff 1876- 1895.
He became Club Captain for the first team in the 1879/80 season and kept the captaincy for three seasons. He was the first player to regain the captaincy in the club's history. In 1881 Phillips was selected to play for the first representative Welsh International team in a game against England, he went on to gain another four Welsh Caps.

After his playing days were over he went on to become a referee followed by becoming WRU Vice President - representing the East Wales region. Philips was one of the Welsh representatives on the IRB panel from 1887 - 1907. He died in Cardiff aged 63 in 1918.
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 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Cardiff -
Education: - Bridgend School -
Honours: - Wales -

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