Graham Hale

Graham Hale

Position: Wing

Place Of Birth Cardiff

Graham Hale was born in Cardiff and attended Marlborough Road School, before moving to Newport Road in Cardiff. He became a pupil at Cardiff High School, where he played his first rugby and later joined the Cardiff High School Club.

Graham had a trial in 1938 with Cardiff RFC where he partnered Wilf Wooller in the centre whilst a schoolboy.

He played in the 1938 and 1939 wins over the Barbarians and in the latter years he was a member of the Cardiff 7s that won the Middlesex 7s at Twickenham. 

However, war broke out and he joined the Welsh Guards, he became a POW in Benguazi and due to ill health was repatriated back to Britain 18 months later. Graham made a full recovery and rejoined Cardiff RFC and played on the wing.

Graham also represented Wales in the days when shirts were returned after the game.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1945/1946 27 25 1 1 19 0 1 0 60  
  1946/1947 13 10 2 1 7 0 0 0 21  
  Total 40 35 3 2 26 0 1 0 81  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1945 Cardiff & District WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 43 - 3  
  08/09/1945 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  15/09/1945 Royal Australian Armed Forces WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 3  
  22/09/1945 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 9  
  29/09/1945 Wasps WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 27 - 0  
  06/10/1945 Newport WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 28 - 17  
  13/10/1945 Gloucester Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 40 - 9  
  20/10/1945 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  27/10/1945 Scarlets WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 35 - 3  
  03/11/1945 New Zealand Services WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  10/11/1945 Newport WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 6  
  17/11/1945 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  24/11/1945 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  08/12/1945 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  15/12/1945 Harlequins CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 3  
  12/01/1946 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  26/01/1946 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 5  
  09/02/1946 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  23/02/1946 Richmond / Blackheath Combined WI 0 0 1 0 3 W 21 - 13  
  16/03/1946 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  21/03/1946 Bath Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  23/03/1946 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  06/04/1946 RAF WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  20/04/1946 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  22/04/1946 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  23/04/1946 Royal Naval Engineering College WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  27/04/1946 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/09/1946 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 3  
  26/10/1946 Rosslyn Park WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 26 - 8  
  02/11/1946 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  09/11/1946 Newport WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  11/11/1946 Stade Nantais Université Club WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 5  
  16/11/1946 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 8  
  23/11/1946 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  12/12/1946 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 8  
  14/12/1946 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 8  
  26/12/1946 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  19/01/1947 Bath Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 8  
  25/01/1947 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/03/1947 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Cardiff HSOB -
Education: - Cardiff High School -
Honours: - Wales -

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