Barry Nelmes

Barry Nelmes

Position: Prop

Date Of Birth 17/04/1948 (69)
Place Of Birth Bristol
Height 188cm / 6' 2"
Weight 108kg / 17st

Barry Nelmes joined Cardiff RFC in 1973 and packed down with current Welsh Team Manager Alan Phillips and Mike Knill. Having been Vice Captain for two seasons he was made Captain in the 1978/79 season. He played 166 First team games.

Nelmes was born in Bristol played for them before joining Cardiff making his Bristol debut as a 16 year old. He represented England Schools U15 against Wales in 1963. Two years later selected for Western Counties XV that beat the touring Wallabies. He went on to gain 6 England caps making his debut against Australia in Sydney 1975. His last cap was against New Zealand at Twickenham in 1975. He was the first Cardiff player to be capped by England.

Appeared for the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions in 1977 and again the following year against the All Blacks in Cardiff 1978.

Barry Nelmes died suddenly, in Cardiff, in December 2006 at the age of 58.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1973/1974 23 18 1 4 3 0 0 0 12  
  1974/1975 34 21 2 11 7 0 0 0 28  
  1975/1976 24 14 2 8 1 0 0 0 4  
  1976/1977 41 29 1 11 7 0 0 0 28  
  1977/1978 32 24 1 7 5 0 0 0 20  
  1978/1979 27 19 0 8 3 0 0 0 12  
  1979/1980 12 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 193 134 7 52 26 0 0 0 104  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  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  
  15/09/1973 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 20  
  22/09/1973 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 7  
  03/10/1973 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 13  
  10/10/1973 New South Wales PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 6  
  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  
  17/11/1973 Hendy PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 16  
  24/11/1973 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 26  
  26/12/1973 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 6  
  30/03/1974 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 23  
  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  
  20/04/1974 Neath PR 1 0 0 0 4 L 8 - 14  
  22/04/1974 Maesteg PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  27/04/1974 Bideford Presidents XV SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  29/04/1974 Penryn PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 3  
  30/04/1974 Hayle PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1974 Glamorgan Wanderers PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 6  
  07/09/1974 Moseley PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 7  
  11/09/1974 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 17  
  14/09/1974 Blackheath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 17  
  18/09/1974 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 15  
  21/09/1974 Coventry PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 6  
  25/09/1974 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  28/09/1974 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  02/10/1974 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  05/10/1974 University College Cork PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 12  
  12/10/1974 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  19/10/1974 Cambridge University PR 1 0 0 0 4 D 16 - 16  
  23/10/1974 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 17  
  30/10/1974 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 13  
  02/11/1974 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 21  
  06/11/1974 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  09/11/1974 Hendy PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 6  
  21/12/1974 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  26/12/1974 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 6  
  28/12/1974 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  01/01/1975 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 6  
  11/01/1975 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 21  
  25/01/1975 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  01/02/1975 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  12/02/1975 Bristol Rugby PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 3  
  15/02/1975 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  28/02/1975 Heriot's FP PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  31/03/1975 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 9  
  09/04/1975 Maesteg PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  12/04/1975 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  15/04/1975 Bath Rugby PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 12  
  19/04/1975 New Brighton PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 13  
  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  
  10/09/1975 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  17/09/1975 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  20/09/1975 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 21  
  24/09/1975 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  27/09/1975 Gala PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  04/10/1975 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 16  
  11/10/1975 Northampton Saints PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 19 - 15  
  15/10/1975 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  18/10/1975 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  22/10/1975 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 15  
  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  
  06/02/1976 Gala PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 6  
  14/02/1976 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 9  
  25/02/1976 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 10  
  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  
  31/03/1976 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 4  
  07/04/1976 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 21  
  10/04/1976 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  17/04/1976 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 28  
  19/04/1976 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 4  
  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  
  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 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 16  
  13/10/1976 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 0  
  16/10/1976 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  20/10/1976 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 7  
  23/10/1976 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 11  
  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  
  06/11/1976 Oxford University PR 2 0 0 0 8 W 50 - 16  
  13/11/1976 Ebbw Vale PR 1 0 0 0 4 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  
  04/12/1976 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 13  
  08/12/1976 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 12  
  11/12/1976 Moseley PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 18  
  18/12/1976 Cardiff College of Education PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 16  
  27/12/1976 Crawshays PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 40 - 16  
  08/01/1977 Scarlets PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 15  
  29/01/1977 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 10  
  05/02/1977 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 17  
  12/02/1977 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 12  
  16/02/1977 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 24  
  19/02/1977 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 28  
  26/02/1977 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  12/03/1977 Munster PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 51 - 13  
  26/03/1977 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  09/04/1977 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 26  
  11/04/1977 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 4  
  20/04/1977 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 18  
  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 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 29  
  01/06/1977 Vancouver Reps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  04/06/1977 W. Washington Territory XV PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 6  
  07/06/1977 Alberta Reps Edmonton SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 6  
  11/06/1977 Vancouver Presidents XV PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1977 Maesteg PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  07/09/1977 Glamorgan Wanderers PR 1 0 0 0 4 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  
  05/10/1977 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 24  
  08/10/1977 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 6  
  19/10/1977 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  22/10/1977 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 16  
  29/10/1977 Moseley PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 18  
  05/11/1977 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 9  
  12/11/1977 Ebbw Vale PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 28 - 0  
  19/11/1977 Garndiffaith PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  26/11/1977 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 10  
  07/12/1977 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 7 - 7  
  26/12/1977 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  31/12/1977 Coventry PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 20  
  28/01/1978 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 13  
  08/02/1978 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  25/02/1978 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 10  
  11/03/1978 Orrell PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 22  
  25/03/1978 Barbarians PR 1 0 0 0 4 L 8 - 20  
  01/04/1978 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 18  
  05/04/1978 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 9  
  08/04/1978 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  15/04/1978 Camborne PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 3  
  17/04/1978 St Ives PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 0  
  27/05/1978 I Dogi PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 12  
  28/05/1978 Rosslyn Park PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 39 - 9  
  31/05/1978 Zebre Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 18  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1978 East District PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 17  
  06/09/1978 Glamorgan Wanderers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 55 - 13  
  09/09/1978 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 11  
  13/09/1978 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 14  
  16/09/1978 Coventry PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 76 - 9  
  23/09/1978 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  27/09/1978 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 25  
  30/09/1978 Moseley PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  07/10/1978 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 0  
  21/10/1978 New Zealand PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 17  
  28/10/1978 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 12  
  01/11/1978 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 16  
  04/11/1978 Maesteg PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 10 - 7  
  11/11/1978 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 13  
  18/11/1978 Whitland PR 1 0 0 0 4 W 65 - 6  
  02/12/1978 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 10  
  09/12/1978 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 23  
  23/12/1978 Crumlin PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  26/12/1978 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  19/01/1979 Heriot's FP PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 3  
  02/02/1979 Bective Rangers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 6  
  14/02/1979 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  24/02/1979 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 12  
  03/03/1979 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 9  
  07/04/1979 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  14/04/1979 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 22  
  16/04/1979 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 15  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/08/1979 Far Northern Transvaal PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 10  
  14/08/1979 Western Province PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 42  
  25/08/1979 Natal PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 17  
  24/10/1979 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 28  
  27/10/1979 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 19  
  03/11/1979 Munster PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 13  
  10/11/1979 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 16  
  17/11/1979 Waunarlwydd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 3  
  01/12/1979 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 16  
  05/12/1979 Maesteg PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 19  
  08/12/1979 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 12  
  15/12/1979 Wrexham PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  England 6 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 4  
Clubs: - Cardiff -
Region: - South & South West -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - England -

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