Rhys Gabe

Rhys Gabe

Position: Centre

Born 22/06/1880
Died 15/09/1967
Place Of Birth Llangennech

Rhys Thomas Gabe [1880 - 1967] born as Rees Thomas Gape in Llangennech,Wales.
Gabe started his rugby career with LLangenneth before making his debut with Llanelli at the age of seventeen.

In 1901 he moved to London to study at Borough Road Training College and joined London Welsh. After qualifying as a mathematics teacher he took a teaching

post in Cardiff and joined Cardiff RFC.

He played for Cardiff between 1902/03 and 1909/10 captaining the club in 1907/8 season.
He scored 51 tries in 115 appearances.  Gabe won his first cap for Wales against Ireland in 1901 playing on the left wing. His 24 caps for Wales included the

famous victory against the 1905 All Blacks.

During his Welsh career he scored 11 tries. Gabe retired in 1908,but still occasionally appeared for Cardiff RFC. He was a fine cricketer and occasionally played

for Glamorgan. He also captained Radyr Golf Club and played well into his eighties. He died in Cardiff in 1967.

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 24 18 1 5 11 0 0 0 33  
  British and Irish Lions 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Cardiff - Llangennech -
Education: - Llanelli Intermediate School -
Region: - Middlesex - Glamorgan - Scarlets -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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