Arnold Rickards

Arnold Rickards

Position: Lock

Born 17/08/1901
Died 18/06/1966
Place Of Birth Thornbury

Arnold Robert Rickards was the first of eight children born to Robert and Minnie Rickards. He played for Pontypool 1923 to 1924 then moved to play for Cardiff it was while he was playing for Cardiff that he achieved his finest hour because he was selected to play for Wales against France in Paris on 27th March 1924.

He was the first Englishman to play international rugby for Wales. He got injured in the match and was never selected for Wales again. He did continue to play at local level and also played for Gloucester against New Zealand on 25th September 1924.
Rickards was a Policeman stationed in Barry and transferred to Mountain Ash where he was Captain of Mountain Ash RFC and Glamorgan Police teams
which he held till 1930. He died in Mountain Ash on 18th June 1966 (aged 64 and 305 days).

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - Cardiff -
Region: - Gloucestershire -
Honours: - Wales -
Services: - Glamorgan Police -

Latest News