Percy Bush

Percy Bush

Position: Half Back

Born 23/06/1879
Died 19/05/1955
Place Of Birth Cardiff
Frank Percy Bush (1879 - 1955) played most of his career for Cardiff making 171 appearances and scoring 66 tries between 1899 and 1913, and captained the club for three seasons. During his career he scored 35 drop goals and once scored four tries in a match against Moseley in 1905 - 6. Percy also gained eight caps for Wales (1905 - 1910) including the famous 1905 victory of New Zealand. In 1904 he was selected to tour Australasia with the British Lions,playing in four test matches - he was the star of the tour and dubbed "Will o' the Wisp" by the Australian press.

Educated at University College, Cardiff, Percy became a School teacher in Cardiff until 1910 when he moved to Nantes, where he continued to play rugby for Stade Nantes Universite. As well as Cardiff Bush played for Cardiff Romilly, University College Cardiff, Penygraig and London Welsh as well as playing county cricket for Glamorgan and for the MCC.

Originally from Penygraig his father James Bush was one of the founders of Cardiff in 1875. Frank Percy Bush returned to Wales in the mid 1930s and passed away in 1955 in Cardiff, aged 75.
A fuller biography is available in ‘Percy Bush – Welsh Rugby’s Little Marvel’ by Ken Poole.

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 8 7 0 1 2 1 0 3 20  
  British and Irish Lions 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 3 20  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Nantes - Cardiff - Penygraig -
Region: - Glamorgan -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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