Charlie Arthur

Charlie Arthur

Position: Centre

Died 12/12/1925
Place Of Birth King's Lynn

Charles Suckling "Charlie" Arthur was an English-born international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Cardiff and international rugby for Wales.

Arthur was one of the Wales team to face the first Southern Hemisphere touring parties, the 1888 New Zealand Maoris. His 1st international cap was in the second of the 1888 Home Nations chamionship against Ireland at Lansdowne Road.

In December 1888 he was chosen for the Wales team to face the New Zealand Maoris at St Helens Swansea. The crowd thought the Swansea backs had been overlooked and booed the Welsh players from other clubs. A week later Arthur was part of the Cardiff team to face the same Maoris team which was captained by Frank Hill and Cardiff finished the game victorious.

His last international cap was in 1891 against England which they lost 3 -7. Although he would never play for Wales again he was still a major part of his club side and was made captain of the Cardiff senior side.

Arthur was also an early enthusiast in rugby history. Compiling one of the first rugby union books ’Cardiff Rugby Football Club, History and Statistics 1876 –1906’

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 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Bristol Rugby - Cardiff -
Education: - Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen -
Honours: - Wales -

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