Tom Barlow

Tom Barlow

Position: Back

Died 27/01/1942
Place Of Birth Salford

Born in Salford, Greater Manchester, Tom Barlow moved to Wales where he joined  Cardiff. In 1884, Barlow was chosen to represent Wales, in a game against Ireland, as part of the Home Nations Championship.

Barlow found himself brought into the Welsh squad at full-back to replace Charles Lewis and was one of six new caps brought into the side after Wales had lost the opening two games of the Championship. The game was played at the Cardiff Arms Park, and the travelling Irish team turned up for the match two players short, with accounts at the time crediting Wales players Purdon and Jordan being drafted in to complete the team.

Under the captaincy of Joe Simpson, Wales won the game by a dropped goal and two tries to nil. Although a rare victory for the Welsh team at the time, Barlow lost his place the very next match when Wales rugby legend Arthur 'Monkey' Gould was given the full-back role.

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 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Cardiff -
Honours: - Wales -

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