Owen Golding

Owen Golding

Position: Back Row

Height 178cm / 5' 10"
Weight 89kg / 14st

Backrow forward Owen Golding was born in Dinas Powis in 1959 and educated at St Cyres School, Penarth. He played for Cardiff from 1979 - 80 until 1999 - 91 with a total of 178 games for the club. Previously played for Dinas Powis and South Glamorgan Institute, Owen represented Wales Schools at U15, U16 and U19 levels, being captain of the U19s and also captain of Welsh and British Colleges teams, he was also a Welsh Squad member. He toured with Crawshays Welsh XV and with The Welsh Academicals.

His worst memory was whilst touring with Cardiff. When the team were in Bangkok Owen contracted a violent bug and lost two stone in five days. He was so ill that he paid £7 for a watermelon - just to cool off.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1979/1980 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 4  
  1980/1981 10 6 0 4 3 0 0 0 12  
  1981/1982 35 30 1 4 17 0 0 0 68  
  1982/1983 30 19 2 9 13 0 0 0 52  
  1983/1984 25 19 0 6 11 0 0 0 44  
  1984/1985 25 19 2 4 3 0 0 0 12  
  1985/1986 21 18 1 2 1 0 0 0 4  
  1986/1987 10 8 1 1 2 0 0 0 8  
  1987/1988 10 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  1988/1989 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1989/1990 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  1990/1991 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 178 133 8 37 51 0 0 0 204  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/02/1980 London Welsh FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 41 - 19  
  05/04/1980 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 32  
  19/04/1980 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 25  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1980 Rugby Nice Côte d'Azur Université-Racing FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 68 - 25  
  24/09/1980 Maesteg FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  08/10/1980 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  11/10/1980 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  18/10/1980 New Zealand FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  28/11/1980 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 11  
  03/01/1981 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 13  
  20/02/1981 Bective Rangers FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 7  
  20/04/1981 Harlequins FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 19 - 13  
  28/04/1981 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 52  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1981 East District FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 40 - 6  
  12/09/1981 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 8  
  10/10/1981 Northampton Saints FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 22  
  17/10/1981 Bath Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 3  
  21/10/1981 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 12  
  24/10/1981 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 17  
  27/10/1981 Maesteg FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 11  
  31/10/1981 Moseley FL 2 0 0 0 8 W 26 - 24  
  07/11/1981 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 10  
  11/11/1981 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 9  
  14/11/1981 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 33 - 4  
  21/11/1981 Barry FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 45 - 6  
  27/11/1981 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 7  
  12/12/1981 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  26/12/1981 Pontypridd FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 0  
  28/12/1981 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 6  
  02/01/1982 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 14  
  06/01/1982 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  22/01/1982 Bective Rangers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 12  
  30/01/1982 Waterloo FL 2 0 0 0 8 W 40 - 9  
  13/02/1982 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 9  
  17/02/1982 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  06/03/1982 London Welsh FL 2 0 0 0 8 W 20 - 13  
  10/03/1982 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 10  
  19/03/1982 Heriot's FP FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 11  
  27/03/1982 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 11  
  31/03/1982 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 16  
  03/04/1982 Bedford Blues FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 10  
  10/04/1982 Barbarians FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 31  
  17/04/1982 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 3  
  24/04/1982 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 12  
  01/05/1982 Natal FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 27  
  05/05/1982 Pretoria Defence FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 27  
  08/05/1982 Pretoria University FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 17 - 18  
  12/05/1982 Western Province FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 14 - 13  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1982 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 15  
  04/09/1982 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 22  
  15/09/1982 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 70 - 0  
  18/09/1982 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 25 - 25  
  13/10/1982 Maesteg FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 31  
  30/10/1982 Moseley FL 2 0 0 0 8 W 33 - 19  
  02/11/1982 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  06/11/1982 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 9  
  27/11/1982 Scarlets FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 13  
  04/12/1982 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 13 - 18  
  11/12/1982 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 12  
  18/12/1982 Gowerton FL 2 0 0 0 8 W 70 - 6  
  22/12/1982 Bridgend Ravens FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 6  
  27/12/1982 Pontypridd FL 3 0 0 0 12 W 56 - 3  
  01/01/1983 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 19  
  08/01/1983 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 10  
  22/01/1983 Blackwood FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  29/01/1983 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 16  
  05/02/1983 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  12/02/1983 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  18/02/1983 Heriot's FP FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  26/02/1983 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  04/03/1983 Bective Rangers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  26/03/1983 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 13  
  02/04/1983 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 32 - 32  
  09/04/1983 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 12  
  16/04/1983 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 24  
  23/04/1983 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 28  
  28/04/1983 Brixham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 12  
  30/04/1983 Penzance & Newlyn FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 60 - 7  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1983 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  03/09/1983 East District FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 56 - 4  
  14/09/1983 Bristol Bears FL 2 0 0 0 8 W 22 - 13  
  17/09/1983 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 16  
  21/09/1983 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 10  
  24/09/1983 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 17  
  28/09/1983 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 4  
  01/10/1983 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 32  
  05/10/1983 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 7  
  08/10/1983 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  15/10/1983 Cambridge University FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 19  
  19/10/1983 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  29/10/1983 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 10  
  05/11/1983 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 29  
  09/11/1983 Oxford University FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 47 - 25  
  12/11/1983 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 31 - 16  
  19/11/1983 Senghenydd FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 43 - 3  
  26/11/1983 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  03/12/1983 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 13  
  17/12/1983 Treorchy FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 31 - 4  
  17/03/1984 London Welsh FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 10 - 21  
  24/03/1984 Scarlets FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 6  
  14/04/1984 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  21/04/1984 Barbarians FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 52 - 16  
  28/04/1984 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 19  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  31/07/1984 Combined Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 13  
  01/09/1984 East District FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 6  
  05/09/1984 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 34 - 6  
  12/09/1984 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 26  
  26/09/1984 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 15  
  06/10/1984 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 3  
  13/10/1984 Northampton Saints FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 10  
  17/10/1984 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  24/10/1984 Australia FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  27/10/1984 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 15  
  31/10/1984 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  07/11/1984 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 13  
  10/11/1984 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 22  
  17/11/1984 Tonyrefail FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 9  
  01/12/1984 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 13 - 13  
  19/12/1984 Bryncoch FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  26/12/1984 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 12  
  01/01/1985 Crawshays FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 24  
  27/02/1985 South Glamorgan Institute FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  09/03/1985 Pontypool Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 24  
  15/03/1985 Bective Rangers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 25  
  23/03/1985 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  10/04/1985 South Wales Police FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  13/04/1985 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 42 - 16  
  27/04/1985 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1985 Bangor FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  11/09/1985 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 0  
  14/09/1985 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 27  
  18/09/1985 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 6  
  27/11/1985 Maesteg FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  30/11/1985 South Wales Police FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 6  
  07/12/1985 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  21/12/1985 Pencoed FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  01/01/1986 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 12  
  18/01/1986 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  04/03/1986 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 16 - 16  
  08/03/1986 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  22/03/1986 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  29/03/1986 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 24  
  05/04/1986 Bedford Blues FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 68 - 28  
  12/04/1986 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 25  
  26/04/1986 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 21  
  30/04/1986 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 19  
  21/05/1986 Crimson Tide FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 19  
  28/05/1986 British Columbia FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 16  
  31/05/1986 Alberta FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1986 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 13  
  26/11/1986 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 15  
  13/12/1986 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 25  
  27/12/1986 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  01/01/1987 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 21  
  10/01/1987 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  24/01/1987 Llanharan FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 14  
  18/02/1987 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 13  
  30/03/1987 South Glamorgan Institute FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 34 - 12  
  05/04/1987 Bedford Blues FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1987 Taffs Well FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 4  
  16/09/1987 Maesteg FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  19/09/1987 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 21  
  17/10/1987 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 9  
  21/10/1987 Caerphilly FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  31/10/1987 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 14  
  09/11/1987 Wales FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 13  
  27/04/1988 Barry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  22/05/1988 Northcote FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 10  
  29/05/1988 Wellington Centurians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 32  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/10/1988 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 20  
  09/11/1988 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 20  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  23/09/1989 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  03/11/1989 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 23  
  08/11/1989 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  11/11/1989 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 56 - 13  
  16/12/1989 Bridgend Athletic FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 16  
  17/02/1990 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 20  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/11/1990 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
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