Bill (WE) Tamplin

Bill (WE) Tamplin

Position: Lock

Born 10/05/1917
Died 20/10/1989
Place Of Birth Risca

Tamplin first played club rugby for smaller second class clubs before joining Pontypool followed by Newport. After World War two he joined Cardiff, playing 252 matches over eight seasons scoring seven tries.

He gained seven Welsh caps, making his debut against Scotland at Murrayfield in 1947.
In 1947/48 he represented the Barbarians against Australia.

Bill passed away in Pontypool on October 20th 1989 aged 72.
Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1945/1946 33 26 2 5 0 16 4 0 44  
  1946/1947 30 24 3 3 0 40 12 1 120  
  1947/1948 24 23 0 1 1 41 14 0 127  
  1948/1949 25 23 1 1 0 21 10 0 72  
  1949/1950 38 28 3 7 4 30 22 1 141  
  1950/1951 39 30 4 5 0 35 22 1 139  
  1951/1952 32 24 2 6 0 26 22 0 118  
  1952/1953 30 23 2 5 2 38 16 0 130  
  Total 251 201 17 33 7 247 122 3 891  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1945 Cardiff & District N8 0 1 0 0 2 W 43 - 3  
  08/09/1945 Leicester Tigers N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  15/09/1945 Royal Australian Armed Forces FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 3  
  22/09/1945 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  29/09/1945 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  06/10/1945 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 17  
  13/10/1945 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 40 - 9  
  20/10/1945 Swansea FL 0 0 1 0 3 W 17 - 6  
  27/10/1945 Scarlets FL 0 1 1 0 5 W 35 - 3  
  03/11/1945 New Zealand Services SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 3  
  10/11/1945 Newport SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 10 - 6  
  24/11/1945 Pontypool SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 25 - 0  
  08/12/1945 Bristol Rugby SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 20 - 5  
  15/12/1945 Harlequins SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 23 - 3  
  22/12/1945 Swansea FL 0 0 1 0 3 W 10 - 6  
  26/12/1945 New Zealand Army SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  29/12/1945 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  31/12/1945 Stade Nantais Université Club FL 0 1 0 0 2 W 29 - 8  
  01/01/1946 US Cognacaise FL 0 1 0 0 2 L 18 - 19  
  12/01/1946 London Welsh N8 0 2 0 0 4 W 19 - 6  
  26/01/1946 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  09/02/1946 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  16/02/1946 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 7  
  02/03/1946 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  16/03/1946 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  23/03/1946 Coventry N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  30/03/1946 Royal Naval Engineering College N8 0 0 1 0 3 W 27 - 6  
  01/04/1946 Penzance & Newlyn N8 0 2 0 0 4 W 19 - 8  
  02/04/1946 Redruth N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  06/04/1946 RAF N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  20/04/1946 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  22/04/1946 Harlequins N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  27/04/1946 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1946 Cardiff & District SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 24 - 3  
  07/09/1946 Plymouth Albion SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  14/09/1946 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  16/09/1946 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 1 4 W 4 - 3  
  28/09/1946 Coventry SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 14 - 0  
  05/10/1946 Newport SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 6  
  12/10/1946 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 4 0 0 8 W 20 - 8  
  26/10/1946 Rosslyn Park SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 26 - 8  
  02/11/1946 Wasps SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 21 - 6  
  09/11/1946 Newport SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 0  
  11/11/1946 Stade Nantais Université Club SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 22 - 5  
  16/11/1946 Leicester Tigers SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 8  
  23/11/1946 London Welsh SR 0 1 0 0 2 D 8 - 8  
  12/12/1946 Cambridge University SR 0 5 1 0 13 W 34 - 8  
  14/12/1946 Swansea SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 13 - 8  
  27/12/1946 Watsonians SR 0 4 0 0 8 W 35 - 8  
  28/12/1946 Bristol Rugby SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 23 - 0  
  04/01/1947 Bective Rangers SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  06/01/1947 Dublin County SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 18 - 6  
  19/01/1947 Bath Rugby SR 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 8  
  15/02/1947 Newport SR 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  01/03/1947 Newport SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 13 - 3  
  15/03/1947 Leicester Tigers SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 17 - 5  
  05/04/1947 Barbarians SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  07/04/1947 Harlequins SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 4  
  14/04/1947 Devonport Services SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 27 - 3  
  15/04/1947 Exeter Chiefs SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  19/04/1947 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  26/04/1947 Pontypool SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 14 - 3  
  28/04/1947 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/09/1947 Bristol Rugby SR 0 4 0 0 8 W 29 - 6  
  20/09/1947 Nantes / Cognac SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 18 - 0  
  27/09/1947 Australia SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 3  
  04/10/1947 Newport SR 0 4 1 0 11 W 29 - 0  
  11/10/1947 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 2 0 6 W 12 - 6  
  18/10/1947 Swansea SR 0 4 2 0 14 W 32 - 3  
  25/10/1947 Wasps SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 23 - 7  
  08/11/1947 Newport SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 0  
  15/11/1947 Leicester Tigers SR 0 7 1 0 17 W 50 - 5  
  22/11/1947 London Welsh SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 14 - 0  
  13/12/1947 Blackheath SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 13 - 5  
  27/12/1947 Watsonians SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 0  
  10/01/1948 Bristol Rugby SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 0  
  24/01/1948 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  06/03/1948 Newport SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 5  
  13/03/1948 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  20/03/1948 Coventry SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 33 - 8  
  28/03/1948 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  29/03/1948 Harlequins SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 31 - 5  
  30/03/1948 Devonport Services SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 32 - 10  
  10/04/1948 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  17/04/1948 Swansea SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 3  
  21/04/1948 Penarth SR 0 2 3 0 13 W 29 - 3  
  24/04/1948 Pontypool SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 30 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1948 Cardiff & District SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 49 - 6  
  06/09/1948 Northampton Saints SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 27 - 12  
  11/09/1948 Devonport Services SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 14  
  18/09/1948 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  25/09/1948 Neath SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 32 - 8  
  02/10/1948 Newport SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  09/10/1948 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 20 - 6  
  16/10/1948 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  23/10/1948 Rosslyn Park SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 24 - 0  
  06/11/1948 Penarth SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  13/11/1948 Newport SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 5 - 3  
  20/11/1948 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  04/12/1948 Blackheath SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 3  
  11/12/1948 Cambridge University SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  28/12/1948 Watsonians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  29/01/1949 Pontypool SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  05/02/1949 London Welsh SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 5  
  12/02/1949 Plymouth Albion SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 32 - 0  
  19/02/1949 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/02/1949 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 0  
  05/03/1949 Newport SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 5 - 0  
  19/03/1949 Coventry SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 27 - 3  
  09/04/1949 Plymouth Albion SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  11/04/1949 Penzance & Newlyn SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 3  
  12/04/1949 Falmouth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1949 Cardiff & District SR 1 3 0 0 9 W 37 - 6  
  03/09/1949 Penarth SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 34 - 5  
  10/09/1949 Devonport Services SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 20 - 0  
  17/09/1949 Pontypool SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 8  
  19/09/1949 Amman Valley SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 6  
  01/10/1949 Newport SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 14 - 5  
  05/10/1949 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  08/10/1949 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  15/10/1949 Swansea SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 12 - 18  
  22/10/1949 Cambridge University SR 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  12/11/1949 Newport SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 0  
  19/11/1949 Blackheath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  26/11/1949 Scarlets SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 3  
  03/12/1949 Rosslyn Park SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  10/12/1949 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 0  
  24/12/1949 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  26/12/1949 Wasps SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 22 - 0  
  31/12/1949 US Cognacaise SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/01/1950 Stade Nantais Université Club SR 1 1 0 0 5 W 20 - 3  
  14/01/1950 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 6  
  21/01/1950 Bath Rugby SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 18 - 8  
  28/01/1950 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  04/02/1950 Plymouth Albion SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 15 - 0  
  11/02/1950 London Welsh SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 6  
  18/02/1950 Harlequins SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 8  
  25/02/1950 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 3  
  04/03/1950 Newport SR 0 1 1 1 8 W 11 - 8  
  11/03/1950 Cheltenham SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  18/03/1950 Coventry SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 11  
  25/03/1950 Bath Rugby SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 10 - 6  
  01/04/1950 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  08/04/1950 Barbarians SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  11/04/1950 Northampton Saints SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 6  
  15/04/1950 Devonport Services SR 2 2 3 0 19 W 22 - 8  
  17/04/1950 Penzance & Newlyn SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  18/04/1950 Falmouth SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 21 - 5  
  22/04/1950 Scarlets SR 0 0 1 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  29/04/1950 Pontypool SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1950 Cardiff & District SR 0 4 2 0 14 W 29 - 13  
  06/09/1950 Penarth SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  09/09/1950 Birkenhead Park SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 16 - 0  
  16/09/1950 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  18/09/1950 Newton Abbot SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  23/09/1950 Neath SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  30/09/1950 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  07/10/1950 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  21/10/1950 Wasps SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 3  
  28/10/1950 Oxford University SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 11  
  30/10/1950 Northampton Saints SR 0 0 2 0 6 W 6 - 0  
  04/11/1950 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 3 2 0 12 W 21 - 12  
  11/11/1950 Newport SR 0 0 2 0 6 L 6 - 8  
  18/11/1950 Leicester Tigers SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 17 - 6  
  25/11/1950 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  02/12/1950 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 9  
  09/12/1950 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  11/12/1950 Cambridge University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  21/12/1950 Cheltenham SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 13 - 0  
  26/12/1950 Wasps SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 14 - 13  
  27/12/1950 Watsonians SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 24 - 0  
  30/12/1950 Northumberland SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 10  
  01/01/1951 Watsonians SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  20/01/1951 Bath Rugby SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 25 - 11  
  27/01/1951 Swansea SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 19 - 6  
  03/02/1951 Sale Sharks SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 20 - 0  
  10/02/1951 London Welsh SR 0 4 0 0 8 W 26 - 0  
  17/02/1951 Newport SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 8  
  24/02/1951 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  03/03/1951 Newport SR 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  17/03/1951 Coventry SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 0  
  24/03/1951 Barbarians SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 13 - 3  
  26/03/1951 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  27/03/1951 Northampton Saints SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 3  
  02/04/1951 Falmouth SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 0  
  03/04/1951 Penzance & Newlyn SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  07/04/1951 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  21/04/1951 Scarlets SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 27 - 6  
  28/04/1951 Pontypool SR 0 1 0 1 5 W 11 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1951 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 8  
  08/09/1951 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  19/09/1951 Aberavon SR 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 6  
  22/09/1951 British and Irish Lions SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 14  
  29/09/1951 Pontypool SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 14 - 3  
  06/10/1951 Newport SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 11 - 3  
  10/10/1951 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 24 - 3  
  13/10/1951 Wasps SR 0 0 3 0 9 L 9 - 11  
  20/10/1951 South Africa SR 0 0 2 0 6 L 9 - 11  
  27/10/1951 Cambridge University SR 0 4 0 0 8 W 29 - 13  
  03/11/1951 Oxford University SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 11 - 8  
  10/11/1951 Rosslyn Park SR 0 1 1 0 5 D 11 - 11  
  17/11/1951 Scarlets SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  01/12/1951 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 19 - 9  
  15/12/1951 Newport SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 5  
  22/12/1951 Bristol Rugby SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 3  
  26/12/1951 Wasps SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 21 - 0  
  29/12/1951 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  12/01/1952 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  19/01/1952 Bath Rugby SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 5 - 0  
  26/01/1952 Swansea SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 5 - 3  
  16/02/1952 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  23/02/1952 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 14  
  01/03/1952 Newport SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 6  
  08/03/1952 Blackheath SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 14 - 6  
  29/03/1952 Leicester Tigers SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 8  
  05/04/1952 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 2 0 6 D 6 - 6  
  12/04/1952 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  19/04/1952 Plymouth Albion SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 5  
  21/04/1952 Penzance & Newlyn SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 10 - 5  
  26/04/1952 Pontypool SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 11  
  28/04/1952 Aberavon SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1952 Cardiff & District SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 22 - 0  
  06/09/1952 Neath SR 0 3 1 0 9 W 21 - 3  
  10/09/1952 Penarth SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 25 - 8  
  13/09/1952 Plymouth Albion SR 0 5 0 0 10 W 47 - 0  
  22/09/1952 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 6  
  29/09/1952 Nantes / Cognac SR 0 6 0 0 12 W 36 - 11  
  04/10/1952 Newport SR 0 0 2 0 6 W 9 - 3  
  11/10/1952 Pontypool SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 3  
  18/10/1952 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 0  
  25/10/1952 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  01/11/1952 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  08/11/1952 Newport SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 0  
  22/11/1952 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  29/11/1952 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  13/12/1952 Cambridge University SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 5  
  26/12/1952 Wasps SR 0 3 0 0 6 W 27 - 0  
  03/01/1953 Moseley SR 0 2 1 0 7 W 16 - 6  
  10/01/1953 Aberavon SR 1 2 0 0 7 W 13 - 5  
  24/01/1953 Swansea SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 17 - 0  
  31/01/1953 Aberavon SR 0 0 1 0 3 L 9 - 11  
  14/02/1953 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  21/02/1953 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  07/03/1953 Newport SR 0 1 0 0 2 D 5 - 5  
  14/03/1953 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  28/03/1953 Sale Sharks SR 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 3  
  04/04/1953 Barbarians SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 14 - 0  
  11/04/1953 Devonport Services SR 1 1 1 0 8 W 17 - 11  
  14/04/1953 Penzance & Newlyn SR 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 3  
  18/04/1953 Pontypool SR 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 15  
  25/04/1953 Cheltenham SR 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 0  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 7 5 1 1 0 3 6 0 24  
Clubs: - Abercarn - Abergavenny - Cardiff - Newport - Pontypool -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales -

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