William Cope

William Cope

Position: Lock

Born 18/08/1870
Died 15/07/1946
Place Of Birth Roath

William Cope 1870 - 1946.know as Sir William Cope, between 1928 and 1945 was a Welsh Conservative Party politician. He was a Member of Parliament for Llandaff and Barry from 1918 to 1929, was made a baronet in 1928 and elevated to the peerage as Baron Cope in July 1945.

Cope was born in Roath, Cardiff. and educated at Repton School and Clare College Cambridge.

In 1891 he played for Cambridge against Oxford in the Varsity match gaining a sporting Blue. From 1891 through to 1895 Cope played 47 games for Cardiff scoring one try. Cope became a member of the invitational team the Barbarians in their second year during 1891/1892.
Four years later Cope was selected to represent Wales as part of the 1896 Home Championship in a match against Scotland, this was his only Welsh cap.

William Cope died 15th July 1946 [aged 75]. 

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: - Blackheath - Cardiff -
Education: - Cambridge University - Repton School - Mr Shewbrook's Academy -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales -

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