Mike Knill

Mike Knill

Position: Prop

Date Of Birth 22/12/1941 (75)
Place Of Birth Monkton

Franklyn Michael David Knill was born in Pembroke in 1941. He played 212 games for Cardiff between 1967 and 1978, winning one Welsh cap (against France in 1976) and playing 12 times for the Barbarians between 1975 and 1978. 

Towards the end of his career, Mike joined Penarth RFC and led them in their centenary season.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1966/1967 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1967/1968 17 11 1 5 0 3 0 0 6  
  1968/1969 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 5  
  1969/1970 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1970/1971 32 24 2 6 2 0 0 0 6  
  1971/1972 27 21 0 6 1 2 0 0 8  
  1972/1973 32 25 1 6 2 0 0 0 8  
  1973/1974 30 22 1 7 3 0 0 0 12  
  1974/1975 15 11 0 4 0 0 0 0 0  
  1975/1976 30 21 1 8 1 0 0 0 4  
  1976/1977 32 21 1 10 1 0 0 0 4  
  1977/1978 12 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 4  
  1978/1979 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 240 177 7 56 12 6 0 0 57  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/04/1967 Newton Abbot PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  25/04/1967 Paignton PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  23/09/1967 Torquay PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 57 - 3  
  27/09/1967 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 9  
  30/09/1967 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  02/12/1967 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  16/12/1967 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 16  
  23/12/1967 Welsh Academicals PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  26/12/1967 Liverpool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 3  
  02/03/1968 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 3  
  09/03/1968 Loughborough College PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 3  
  16/03/1968 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  27/03/1968 Penarth PR 0 3 0 0 6 W 38 - 8  
  30/03/1968 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  03/04/1968 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  13/04/1968 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  15/04/1968 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 12  
  19/04/1968 Selection Du Lyonnais PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  22/04/1968 Selection Du Lyonnais PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1968 Welsh Academicals PR 1 1 0 0 5 W 30 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/09/1969 Abertillery PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  27/09/1969 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  01/10/1969 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 11  
  04/10/1969 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  11/10/1969 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  23/09/1970 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 3  
  26/09/1970 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  07/10/1970 Penarth PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 36 - 12  
  10/10/1970 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  24/10/1970 Newbridge PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 6  
  28/10/1970 Maesteg PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  31/10/1970 WRU President's XV PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  04/11/1970 Penygraig PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  11/11/1970 Province D' Auvergne PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 41  
  14/11/1970 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  21/11/1970 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 10  
  12/12/1970 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 14  
  19/12/1970 St Luke's College, Exeter PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 8  
  26/12/1970 Liverpool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  28/12/1970 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 11  
  09/01/1971 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 15  
  15/01/1971 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  23/01/1971 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  12/02/1971 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  20/02/1971 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  26/02/1971 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  06/03/1971 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  12/03/1971 Bective Rangers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  17/03/1971 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  20/03/1971 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 11  
  31/03/1971 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  10/04/1971 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  12/04/1971 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 16  
  17/04/1971 Penzance & Newlyn PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  19/04/1971 Penryn PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 14  
  20/04/1971 St Ives PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 6  
  28/04/1971 Aberavon PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 36 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/1971 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 13  
  11/09/1971 Blackheath PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 13  
  15/09/1971 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  18/09/1971 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 22  
  25/09/1971 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 16  
  01/10/1971 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 7  
  06/10/1971 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 6  
  09/10/1971 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 20  
  13/10/1971 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  16/10/1971 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 21  
  23/10/1971 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 4  
  06/11/1971 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 13  
  11/11/1971 Province D' Auvergne PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  13/11/1971 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  17/11/1971 Pentyrch PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 7  
  20/11/1971 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 6  
  28/12/1971 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 13  
  19/02/1972 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 4  
  26/02/1972 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  04/03/1972 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 6  
  11/03/1972 Cardiff College of Education PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 6  
  15/03/1972 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  03/04/1972 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  13/05/1972 Mashonaland PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  17/05/1972 Goshawks PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 13  
  22/05/1972 Matabeleland PR 0 2 0 0 4 W 74 - 3  
  27/05/1972 Rhodesia PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1972 Atlantique Stade Rochelais PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 20  
  23/09/1972 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  30/09/1972 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  04/10/1972 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 4  
  11/10/1972 Cardiff College of Education PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 12  
  14/10/1972 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 15  
  18/10/1972 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 0  
  28/10/1972 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 10  
  04/11/1972 New Zealand PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 20  
  08/11/1972 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  16/11/1972 South Wales Police PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 10  
  18/11/1972 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 6  
  25/11/1972 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 7  
  09/12/1972 Harlequins PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 47 - 8  
  13/12/1972 Mountain Ash PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  23/12/1972 Maesteg PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 77 - 9  
  27/12/1972 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 4  
  30/12/1972 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 13  
  03/01/1973 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 7  
  13/01/1973 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  19/01/1973 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  26/01/1973 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  02/02/1973 Heriot's FP PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 11  
  09/02/1973 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  17/02/1973 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 10  
  24/02/1973 Blaina PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  03/03/1973 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  14/03/1973 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  28/03/1973 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 9  
  31/03/1973 Newbridge PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 7  
  07/04/1973 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  23/04/1973 Harlequins PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 28 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1973 Cognac PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 56 - 0  
  05/09/1973 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  08/09/1973 Blackheath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 9  
  12/09/1973 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 3  
  19/09/1973 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  29/09/1973 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  05/10/1973 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  13/10/1973 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 0  
  16/10/1973 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  20/10/1973 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  24/10/1973 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  31/10/1973 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 13  
  07/11/1973 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 14  
  01/12/1973 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  12/12/1973 Bangor PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 69 - 3  
  15/12/1973 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  22/12/1973 Moseley PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 21  
  29/12/1973 Abertillery PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 7  
  12/01/1974 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 13  
  19/01/1974 Heriot's FP PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  26/01/1974 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  09/02/1974 Swansea PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 0  
  23/02/1974 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 16  
  02/03/1974 Newbridge PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 12  
  16/03/1974 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 4  
  20/03/1974 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 13  
  23/03/1974 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 9  
  03/04/1974 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  06/04/1974 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 10  
  13/04/1974 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/11/1974 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 6  
  07/12/1974 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  12/02/1975 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 3  
  15/02/1975 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  22/02/1975 Saracens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  05/03/1975 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 37  
  08/03/1975 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 3  
  15/03/1975 Bective Rangers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 13  
  22/03/1975 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 7  
  29/03/1975 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 19  
  31/03/1975 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 9  
  05/04/1975 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 22  
  09/04/1975 Maesteg PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  20/04/1975 Fylde PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  25/04/1975 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 24  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1975 Glamorgan Wanderers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 6  
  06/09/1975 Moseley PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 17  
  13/09/1975 Blackheath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 0  
  17/09/1975 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  24/09/1975 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  01/10/1975 Penarth PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 15  
  04/10/1975 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 16  
  08/10/1975 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 7  
  22/10/1975 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 15  
  25/10/1975 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 32  
  01/11/1975 Australia PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  12/11/1975 Glamorgan Wanderers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 6  
  15/11/1975 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  22/11/1975 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 18  
  29/11/1975 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 7  
  02/12/1975 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  06/12/1975 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 6  
  13/12/1975 Bedford Blues PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 18  
  01/01/1976 Gorseinon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 68 - 13  
  10/01/1976 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 12  
  31/01/1976 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 16  
  25/02/1976 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 10  
  28/02/1976 Abertillery PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  10/03/1976 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 12 - 12  
  13/03/1976 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  19/03/1976 L'Aquila Rugby 1936 PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 25  
  21/03/1976 Salamino PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 16  
  27/03/1976 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 17  
  07/04/1976 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 21  
  17/04/1976 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 28  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1976 Llandaff PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 3  
  08/09/1976 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  11/09/1976 Irish Wolfhounds PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 20  
  15/09/1976 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 62 - 15  
  18/09/1976 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 12  
  25/09/1976 Overseas XV PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 15  
  29/09/1976 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 14  
  02/10/1976 Argentina PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 29  
  09/10/1976 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 16  
  13/10/1976 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 0  
  20/10/1976 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 7  
  27/10/1976 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 19  
  30/10/1976 Italy PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 22  
  03/11/1976 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 15  
  06/11/1976 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 16  
  13/11/1976 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 7  
  20/11/1976 Aberaman PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 3  
  27/11/1976 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 17  
  08/01/1977 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 15  
  22/01/1977 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 9  
  26/02/1977 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  04/03/1977 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  12/03/1977 Munster PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 51 - 13  
  26/03/1977 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  02/04/1977 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 18  
  09/04/1977 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 26  
  23/04/1977 Sydney PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 7  
  30/04/1977 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 16  
  23/05/1977 Crimson Tide PR 1 0 0 0 4 L 17 - 29  
  31/05/1977 Fraser Valley PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 9  
  04/06/1977 W. Washington Territory XV PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 6  
  07/06/1977 Alberta Reps Edmonton PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1977 Maesteg PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 35 - 9  
  07/09/1977 Glamorgan Wanderers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  14/09/1977 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 12  
  17/09/1977 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  21/09/1977 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  24/09/1977 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 13  
  01/10/1977 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 27  
  08/10/1977 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 6  
  15/10/1977 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 9  
  05/11/1977 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 9  
  02/01/1978 London Scottish PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 21  
  27/03/1978 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  23/09/1978 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  07/10/1978 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 0  
  14/10/1978 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  21/10/1978 New Zealand PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 17  
  25/10/1978 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Canton - Cardiff - Pembroke - Penarth - South Wales Police -
Education: - Pembroke Grammar School -
Region: - East Glamorgan - Pembrokeshire -
Invitational: - French Presidents XV - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales - Wales B -

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