Stan Bowes

Stan Bowes

Position: Prop

Stan Bowes played 184 games for Cardiff over twelve seasons between 1938 - 1956 scoring seven tries.

A tough prop forward and character of the club he once reportedly almost pulled out of a game at Llandovery because the team he had been selected to play for were wearing Black and Amber. He refused to have Newport colours next to his skin and would not put the shirt on until somebody found him a Cardiff shirt to wear underneath the ‘Black and Amber rag’.
Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1945/1946 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1946/1947 30 21 3 6 3 0 0 0 9  
  1947/1948 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1948/1949 27 23 3 1 1 0 0 0 3  
  1949/1950 11 4 3 4 1 0 0 0 3  
  1950/1951 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1951/1952 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1952/1953 25 17 3 5 0 0 0 0 0  
  1953/1954 36 25 2 9 1 0 0 0 3  
  1954/1955 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1955/1956 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 173 130 16 27 6 0 0 0 18  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  21/03/1946 Bath Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  30/03/1946 Royal Naval Engineering College FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  01/04/1946 Penzance & Newlyn FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  02/04/1946 Redruth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  13/04/1946 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 7  
  20/04/1946 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  22/04/1946 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/09/1946 Cross Keys PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 3  
  21/09/1946 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  28/09/1946 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  12/10/1946 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 8  
  19/10/1946 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 7  
  11/11/1946 Stade Nantais Université Club N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 5  
  16/11/1946 Leicester Tigers N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  23/11/1946 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  07/12/1946 Richmond PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  12/12/1946 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 8  
  14/12/1946 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  27/12/1946 Watsonians PR 2 0 0 0 6 W 35 - 8  
  28/12/1946 Bristol Bears PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  04/01/1947 Bective Rangers PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  06/01/1947 Dublin County FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  19/01/1947 Bath Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  08/02/1947 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  15/02/1947 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/03/1947 Newport FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  15/03/1947 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  22/03/1947 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  29/03/1947 St Mary's Hospital FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  31/03/1947 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  05/04/1947 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  12/04/1947 Plymouth Albion PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  15/04/1947 Exeter Chiefs PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  19/04/1947 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  26/04/1947 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  28/04/1947 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  02/05/1947 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/09/1947 Bristol Bears PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  20/09/1947 Nantes / Cognac PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  11/10/1947 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  27/10/1947 Cambridge University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  01/11/1947 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  29/11/1947 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 4  
  06/12/1947 Richmond PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  13/12/1947 Blackheath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  20/12/1947 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 8  
  27/12/1947 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  17/01/1948 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  14/02/1948 Plymouth Albion N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 7  
  13/03/1948 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  20/03/1948 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 8  
  28/04/1948 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  09/10/1948 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  16/10/1948 Swansea PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  23/10/1948 Rosslyn Park FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  30/10/1948 Bristol Bears PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  02/11/1948 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  06/11/1948 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  13/11/1948 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  20/11/1948 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  27/11/1948 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  04/12/1948 Blackheath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  11/12/1948 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  18/12/1948 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  24/12/1948 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  28/12/1948 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  08/01/1949 Bristol Bears PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  22/01/1949 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  29/01/1949 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  05/02/1949 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  12/02/1949 Plymouth Albion PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 0  
  19/02/1949 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/02/1949 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  05/03/1949 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  12/03/1949 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  19/03/1949 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 3  
  24/03/1949 Birkenhead Park PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  26/03/1949 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  02/04/1949 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/10/1949 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  05/11/1949 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  12/11/1949 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  17/12/1949 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  27/12/1949 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  02/01/1950 Stade Nantais Université Club PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 3  
  07/01/1950 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/03/1950 Cheltenham PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  25/03/1950 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  01/04/1950 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  18/04/1950 Falmouth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/10/1950 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  03/03/1951 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  27/03/1951 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  31/03/1951 Plymouth Albion PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/09/1951 Cheltenham HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  29/10/1951 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  27/12/1951 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  19/01/1952 Bath Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  22/04/1952 Falmouth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/10/1952 Old Belvedere PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  07/10/1952 Young Munster PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 17  
  03/11/1952 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  27/12/1952 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 3  
  17/01/1953 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  24/01/1953 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  31/01/1953 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  07/02/1953 Bristol Bears PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 8  
  14/02/1953 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  21/02/1953 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  28/02/1953 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  07/03/1953 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  14/03/1953 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  21/03/1953 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  26/03/1953 Birkenhead Park PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  28/03/1953 Sale Sharks PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  04/04/1953 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  07/04/1953 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  11/04/1953 Devonport Services PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  13/04/1953 St Ives PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  14/04/1953 Penzance & Newlyn PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  18/04/1953 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  22/04/1953 Bristol Bears PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  25/04/1953 Cheltenham PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  29/04/1953 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  21/09/1953 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  05/10/1953 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  10/10/1953 Bristol Bears PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  17/10/1953 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  02/11/1953 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 22  
  07/11/1953 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 0  
  14/11/1953 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  21/11/1953 New Zealand PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  28/11/1953 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  02/12/1953 Combined Services PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 18  
  12/12/1953 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  26/12/1953 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  28/12/1953 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 13  
  02/01/1954 Moseley PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  09/01/1954 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  16/01/1954 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  23/01/1954 Sale Sharks PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 3  
  13/02/1954 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  20/02/1954 Old Belvedere PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  22/02/1954 Bective Rangers PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 21  
  27/02/1954 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  06/03/1954 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  13/03/1954 Blackheath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/03/1954 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 9  
  20/03/1954 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  24/03/1954 Bristol Bears PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 13  
  27/03/1954 Cheltenham PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  03/04/1954 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  07/04/1954 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 10  
  10/04/1954 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  17/04/1954 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  20/04/1954 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  24/04/1954 Plymouth Albion PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  26/04/1954 Penzance & Newlyn PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  29/04/1954 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  01/05/1954 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1954 Cardiff & District PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 3  
  04/09/1954 Cheltenham PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  08/09/1954 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  11/09/1954 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  15/09/1954 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  20/09/1954 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  25/09/1954 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 9  
  29/09/1954 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  02/10/1954 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  27/12/1955 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  09/04/1956 Penzance & Newlyn PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  10/04/1956 St Ives PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  11/04/1956 Newton Abbot PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
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