Terry Holmes

Terry Holmes

Position: Scrumhalf

Date Of Birth 10/03/1957 (60)
Place Of Birth Cardiff
Height 185cm / 6' 1"
Weight 83kg / 13st 1lbs

Terry Holmes joined Cardiff Youth at the age of 16 and progressed through to the senior side making his debut in 1975.

A robust scrum half he was happy running with ball in hand or taking on any opposing back-row. His partnership with Gareth Davies was a major factor in Cardiff RFC being regarded as the best club team in the world at the time.

Holmes played against all the major touring nations for the Blue & Blacks including the win against the Grand Slam Australian side of 1984. His retirement from rugby union came after 10 years in 1985 when he became one of the big names to go north, joining Bradford for £80,000. Injuries curtailed his rugby league career and he retired from rugby two years later.

He won 25 Wales caps and was selected for the British & Irish Lions tours to South Africa in 1980 and New Zealand in 1983

He was later to go on to become Head Coach of Cardiff RFC from 1996 to 1997 before joining the coaching staff at Caerphilly

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1974/1975 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1975/1976 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 8  
  1976/1977 12 10 0 2 7 0 0 0 28  
  1977/1978 26 22 1 3 10 0 0 0 40  
  1978/1979 27 20 0 7 24 0 0 0 96  
  1979/1980 29 24 1 4 16 0 0 0 64  
  1980/1981 16 14 1 1 9 0 0 0 36  
  1981/1982 32 26 2 4 23 0 0 0 92  
  1982/1983 20 13 1 6 12 0 0 0 48  
  1983/1984 7 5 0 2 7 0 0 0 28  
  1984/1985 24 20 1 3 23 0 0 0 92  
  1985/1986 14 11 0 3 9 0 0 0 36  
  Total 214 172 7 35 142 0 0 0 568  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/03/1975 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 7  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/10/1975 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 7  
  08/11/1975 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  19/12/1975 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 4  
  17/01/1976 London Welsh SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 28 - 7  
  03/03/1976 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  19/04/1976 Harlequins SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 4  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1976 Llandaff SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 3  
  16/10/1976 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  27/10/1976 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 19  
  30/10/1976 Italy Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 22  
  03/11/1976 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 15  
  13/11/1976 Ebbw Vale SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 25 - 7  
  11/12/1976 Moseley Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 18  
  11/04/1977 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 4  
  20/04/1977 Swansea SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 37 - 18  
  04/06/1977 W. Washington Territory XV SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 54 - 6  
  07/06/1977 Alberta Reps Edmonton SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 6  
  11/06/1977 Vancouver Presidents XV SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1977 Maesteg SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  07/09/1977 Glamorgan Wanderers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  10/09/1977 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 9  
  14/09/1977 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 12  
  17/09/1977 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  21/09/1977 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  24/09/1977 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 13  
  05/10/1977 Pontypridd SH 1 0 0 0 4 L 11 - 24  
  08/10/1977 Northampton Saints SH 3 0 0 0 12 W 50 - 6  
  15/10/1977 Cambridge University SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 46 - 9  
  19/10/1977 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  07/12/1977 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 7 - 7  
  24/12/1977 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  31/12/1977 Coventry SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 20  
  02/01/1978 London Scottish SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 21  
  07/01/1978 Bedford Blues SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 7  
  28/01/1978 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 13  
  04/02/1978 London Welsh SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 4  
  01/03/1978 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  08/03/1978 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  11/03/1978 Orrell SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 22  
  25/03/1978 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 20  
  27/03/1978 Harlequins SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 6  
  05/04/1978 Newport SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 28 - 9  
  15/04/1978 Camborne SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 3  
  17/04/1978 St Ives SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 37 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1978 Glamorgan Wanderers SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 55 - 13  
  09/09/1978 Neath SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 11  
  13/09/1978 Bristol Rugby SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 42 - 14  
  16/09/1978 Coventry SH 4 0 0 0 16 W 76 - 9  
  23/09/1978 Aberavon SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 14 - 13  
  30/09/1978 Moseley SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  07/10/1978 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 0  
  14/10/1978 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  21/10/1978 New Zealand SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 17  
  25/10/1978 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  28/10/1978 Harlequins SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 12  
  01/11/1978 Pontypool SH 1 0 0 0 4 L 14 - 16  
  18/11/1978 Whitland SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 65 - 6  
  25/11/1978 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 15  
  02/12/1978 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 10  
  09/12/1978 London Welsh SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 23  
  23/12/1978 Crumlin SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  26/12/1978 Pontypridd SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  30/12/1978 Coventry SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 4  
  24/02/1979 Pontypool SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 12  
  03/03/1979 Pontypridd SH 1 0 0 0 4 L 7 - 9  
  06/03/1979 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  10/03/1979 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 10  
  24/03/1979 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 10  
  14/04/1979 Barbarians SH 3 0 0 0 12 W 40 - 22  
  21/04/1979 Neath SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 31 - 6  
  27/04/1979 Aberavon SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/08/1979 Northern Transvaal U25 SH 3 0 0 0 12 W 24 - 10  
  11/08/1979 Far Northern Transvaal SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 35 - 10  
  14/08/1979 Western Province SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 42  
  25/08/1979 Natal SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 17  
  01/09/1979 East District SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 66 - 8  
  08/09/1979 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 3  
  12/09/1979 Bristol Rugby SH 1 0 0 0 4 D 17 - 17  
  15/09/1979 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 16  
  19/09/1979 Canada SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 19 - 8  
  22/09/1979 Aberavon SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 12  
  29/09/1979 Moseley SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 10  
  10/10/1979 Pontypridd SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 10  
  13/10/1979 Northampton Saints SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 45 - 4  
  17/10/1979 Newport SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 12  
  20/10/1979 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 12  
  03/11/1979 Munster SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 13  
  10/11/1979 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 16  
  17/11/1979 Waunarlwydd SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 3  
  24/11/1979 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 18  
  01/12/1979 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 16  
  08/12/1979 London Welsh SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 50 - 12  
  15/12/1979 Wrexham SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 6  
  22/12/1979 Aberavon SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 8  
  26/12/1979 Pontypridd SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 19 - 3  
  29/12/1979 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 13  
  01/01/1980 Bath Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 4  
  12/01/1980 Pontypridd SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  09/02/1980 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  22/03/1980 Newport SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 11 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/10/1980 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  18/10/1980 New Zealand SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  25/10/1980 Harlequins SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 31 - 12  
  08/11/1980 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  15/11/1980 Tonyrefail SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  22/11/1980 Bristol Rugby SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 7  
  03/12/1980 Pontypool SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 15  
  06/12/1980 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 18  
  13/12/1980 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 12  
  04/04/1981 Bedford Blues SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 40 - 12  
  11/04/1981 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  18/04/1981 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 19  
  30/05/1981 Mashonaland SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 26 - 9  
  03/06/1981 Matabeleland SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 20  
  06/06/1981 Zimbabwe SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 17  
  13/06/1981 Zimbabwe SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 35 - 23  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  09/09/1981 Bristol Rugby SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 37 - 17  
  12/09/1981 Neath SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 8  
  19/09/1981 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 12 - 12  
  07/10/1981 Bridgend Ravens SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 14  
  10/10/1981 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 22  
  14/10/1981 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 24  
  17/10/1981 Bath Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  21/10/1981 Newbridge SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 15 - 12  
  24/10/1981 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 17  
  27/10/1981 Maesteg SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 11  
  31/10/1981 Moseley SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 26 - 24  
  07/11/1981 Munster SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 10  
  11/11/1981 Oxford University SH 3 0 0 0 12 W 38 - 9  
  14/11/1981 Ebbw Vale SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 33 - 4  
  21/11/1981 Barry SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 45 - 6  
  27/11/1981 Scarlets SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 15 - 7  
  12/12/1981 London Welsh SH 1 0 0 0 4 D 6 - 6  
  26/12/1981 Pontypridd SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  28/12/1981 Glamorgan Wanderers SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 33 - 6  
  30/01/1982 Waterloo SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 40 - 9  
  13/02/1982 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 9  
  17/02/1982 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  20/02/1982 Ebbw Vale SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 15 - 0  
  27/02/1982 Scarlets SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 12 - 3  
  10/04/1982 Barbarians SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 31  
  12/04/1982 Harlequins SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 13  
  24/04/1982 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 12  
  01/05/1982 Natal SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 27  
  03/05/1982 Pretoria Police SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  05/05/1982 Pretoria Defence SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 27  
  08/05/1982 Pretoria University SH 1 0 0 0 4 L 17 - 18  
  12/05/1982 Western Province SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/10/1982 Newport SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 3  
  06/10/1982 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 21  
  09/10/1982 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 9  
  16/10/1982 Newbridge SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 11  
  23/10/1982 New Zealand Maori SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 17  
  27/10/1982 Oxford University SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 9  
  30/10/1982 Moseley SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 33 - 19  
  06/11/1982 Leicester Tigers SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 9  
  20/11/1982 Cilfynydd SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 66 - 7  
  27/11/1982 Scarlets SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 13  
  04/12/1982 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 18  
  11/12/1982 London Welsh SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 12  
  18/12/1982 Gowerton SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 70 - 6  
  22/12/1982 Bridgend Ravens SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 6  
  27/12/1982 Pontypridd SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 56 - 3  
  08/01/1983 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 10  
  29/01/1983 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 16  
  12/02/1983 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  26/02/1983 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  02/04/1983 Barbarians SH 2 0 0 0 8 D 32 - 32  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  25/02/1984 Newbridge SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 9  
  03/03/1984 Ebbw Vale SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 61 - 18  
  10/03/1984 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 16  
  24/03/1984 Scarlets SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 6  
  14/04/1984 Swansea SH 1 0 0 0 4 L 14 - 15  
  21/04/1984 Barbarians SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 52 - 16  
  28/04/1984 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 19  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/07/1984 Bangkok National XV SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 60 - 28  
  31/07/1984 Combined Services Rep 2 0 0 0 8 W 36 - 13  
  02/08/1984 Royal Bangkok Sports Club SH 3 0 0 0 12 W 88 - 3  
  01/09/1984 East District SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 54 - 6  
  05/09/1984 Glamorgan Wanderers SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 34 - 6  
  08/09/1984 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 13  
  12/09/1984 Bristol Rugby SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 30 - 26  
  15/09/1984 Coventry SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 0  
  22/09/1984 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 19  
  06/10/1984 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 3  
  10/10/1984 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  13/10/1984 Northampton Saints SH 4 0 0 0 16 W 44 - 10  
  17/10/1984 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  22/12/1984 Bridgend Ravens SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 34 - 13  
  26/12/1984 Pontypridd SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 12  
  12/01/1985 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 12  
  26/01/1985 Newbridge SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  02/02/1985 Ebbw Vale SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 13  
  23/02/1985 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  09/03/1985 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 24  
  23/03/1985 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  06/04/1985 Barbarians SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 20  
  13/04/1985 Swansea SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 42 - 16  
  27/04/1985 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1985 Cross Keys SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 11  
  04/09/1985 Glamorgan Wanderers SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 27 - 10  
  07/09/1985 Bangor SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  11/09/1985 Bristol Rugby SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 28 - 0  
  21/09/1985 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 13  
  28/09/1985 Aberavon SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 12  
  02/10/1985 Pontypridd SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 3  
  05/10/1985 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  12/10/1985 Fiji SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 31 - 15  
  16/10/1985 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 13  
  19/10/1985 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  23/10/1985 Bath Rugby SH 1 0 0 0 4 L 13 - 16  
  02/11/1985 Leicester Tigers SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 20 - 15  
  23/11/1985 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 25 13 1 11 9 0 0 0 36  
  British and Irish Lions 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Cardiff -
Education: - Bishop Hannan School -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales - Wales Schools - Wales Youth -

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