Keith Rowlands

Keith Rowlands

Position: Lock

Born 07/02/1936
Died 18/11/2006
Place Of Birth Brithdir
Height 196cm / 6' 5"
Weight 108kg / 17st

Keith Rowlands was born in Brithdir, the son of a Glamorgan Constabulary Police Inspector, he attended Cowbridge Grammar school and later Aberdare Grammar school which he captained at rugby and cricket. He won a Welsh school cap in 1955 against England in Cardiff.

He played for Aberaman ,London Welsh and joined Llanelli for one season before joining Cardiff RFC in September 1961.

Rowlands played 147 games for Cardiff ,scoring 21 tries until 1967. In March 1962 he gained the first of five Welsh caps against France.He made his debut for the Barbarians at Leicester in March 1962 and later captained the side in 1966.

Rowlands represented the British and Irish Lions on 19 occasions including all three tests in the 1962 tour of South Africa. Also played in the non-cap Lions match with Kenya.

When he finished playing he became a committee member at Cardiff RFC and was Chairman for the 1974 season until 1986.

He was patron of Aberaman RFC , President of Rhiwbina RFC , the Welsh Academicals and the Welsh Deaf association also President of the Cwmbach Male Voice choir.
Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1961/1962 21 13 4 4 3 0 0 0 9  
  1962/1963 17 10 1 6 2 0 0 0 6  
  1963/1964 29 18 3 8 1 0 0 0 3  
  1964/1965 25 12 6 7 4 0 0 0 12  
  1965/1966 36 25 3 8 7 0 0 0 21  
  1966/1967 21 17 0 4 3 0 0 0 9  
  Total 149 95 17 37 20 0 0 0 60  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  27/09/1961 Cardiff & District SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  04/10/1961 Penarth SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 32 - 0  
  14/10/1961 Northampton Saints SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  21/10/1961 Bective Rangers SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 6  
  28/10/1961 Cambridge University SR 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 18  
  04/11/1961 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  11/11/1961 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/11/1961 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  25/11/1961 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  02/12/1961 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  16/12/1961 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 13  
  23/12/1961 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  13/01/1962 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  20/01/1962 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 13  
  27/01/1962 Bath Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  09/02/1962 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  17/02/1962 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  24/02/1962 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  03/03/1962 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  10/03/1962 Birkenhead Park SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  07/04/1962 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  10/11/1962 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  15/12/1962 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  22/02/1963 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  02/03/1963 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  16/03/1963 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  27/03/1963 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  30/03/1963 Bristol Rugby SR 1 0 0 0 3 L 14 - 15  
  03/04/1963 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  06/04/1963 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  10/04/1963 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  13/04/1963 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  15/04/1963 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  20/04/1963 Penzance & Newlyn SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  22/04/1963 Camborne SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 8  
  23/04/1963 Penryn SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 0  
  01/05/1963 Cross Keys N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  07/05/1963 Glamorgan Wanderers N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1963 Ebbw Vale N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  11/09/1963 Bridgend Ravens N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  14/09/1963 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  02/11/1963 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  09/11/1963 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  16/11/1963 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  23/11/1963 New Zealand SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  30/11/1963 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  07/12/1963 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  14/12/1963 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/12/1963 Welsh Academicals SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  27/12/1963 Watsonians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 6  
  28/12/1963 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  04/01/1964 Newbridge SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/01/1964 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  18/01/1964 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  25/01/1964 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  08/02/1964 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  17/02/1964 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  22/02/1964 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  28/03/1964 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  30/03/1964 Harlequins SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  31/03/1964 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  04/04/1964 Torquay SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  07/04/1964 Royal Navy SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  11/04/1964 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  15/04/1964 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  18/04/1964 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  29/04/1964 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1964 Cardiff & District SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 52 - 0  
  31/10/1964 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  07/11/1964 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  11/11/1964 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  14/11/1964 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 15  
  21/11/1964 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  26/12/1964 Liverpool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  02/01/1965 Newbridge SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  09/01/1965 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  20/01/1965 Royal Navy SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 11  
  23/01/1965 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  30/01/1965 Aberavon SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 3  
  13/02/1965 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 16  
  20/02/1965 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  26/02/1965 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  18/03/1965 St Luke's College, Exeter SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  30/03/1965 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  01/04/1965 Scarlets SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 8  
  03/04/1965 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 23  
  10/04/1965 Abertillery SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  17/04/1965 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  19/04/1965 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  24/04/1965 Liverpool SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 20  
  26/04/1965 Waterloo SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  27/04/1965 Chester SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1965 Cardiff & District SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 5  
  04/09/1965 Penarth SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 41 - 3  
  08/09/1965 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/09/1965 Old Rugby Roma SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  20/10/1965 Cooptimists SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  23/10/1965 Cambridge University SR 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 17  
  30/10/1965 Ebbw Vale SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 0  
  06/11/1965 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  13/11/1965 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  15/11/1965 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  20/11/1965 Pontypool SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 36 - 8  
  27/11/1965 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  04/12/1965 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  11/12/1965 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  27/12/1965 Liverpool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  08/01/1966 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  15/01/1966 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  22/01/1966 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  29/01/1966 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  10/02/1966 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 11  
  12/02/1966 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  19/02/1966 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  26/02/1966 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  05/03/1966 St Luke's College, Exeter SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 5  
  09/03/1966 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  12/03/1966 Glamorgan Wanderers SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 3  
  19/03/1966 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  30/03/1966 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  02/04/1966 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  09/04/1966 Barbarians SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 3  
  11/04/1966 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  16/04/1966 Liverpool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  18/04/1966 New Brighton SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  19/04/1966 Chester SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  23/04/1966 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  28/04/1966 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1966 Cardiff & District SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 35 - 0  
  03/09/1966 West Germany SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 3  
  07/09/1966 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 3  
  10/09/1966 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  14/09/1966 Bristol Rugby SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 11  
  17/09/1966 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  21/09/1966 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 16  
  22/10/1966 Cardiff College of Education SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  26/10/1966 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  29/10/1966 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  05/11/1966 Australia SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  09/11/1966 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  14/11/1966 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  19/11/1966 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  26/11/1966 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 14  
  02/12/1966 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  10/12/1966 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  17/12/1966 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  26/12/1966 Liverpool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  27/12/1966 UAU SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 0  
  31/12/1966 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  British and Irish Lions 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Aberaman - Cardiff - Swansea -
Education: - Cowbridge Grammar School -
Region: - Scarlets -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales - Wales Schools -

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