Haydn Tanner

Haydn Tanner

Position: Scrumhalf

Born 09/01/1917
Died 05/06/2009
Place Of Birth Gowerton

Haydn Tanner played 73 matches for Cardiff between 1946/47 and 1948/49 scoring five tries as a scrum half.

He gained 25 Welsh caps and made his debut as an 18 year old against New Zealand in 1935. His last game for Wales was against France in 1949. At the age of 21 he was chosen for the 1938 Lions tour of South Africa and played in the second test. He died aged 82.

Bleddyn Williams who played with Tanner, said, "Among all the scrum halves I've seen and played with, he would reign supreme".

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1946/1947 13 10 3 0 3 0 0 0 9  
  1947/1948 32 31 0 1 4 0 0 0 12  
  1948/1949 26 23 2 1 1 0 0 0 3  
  Total 71 64 5 2 8 0 0 0 24  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/11/1946 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  23/11/1946 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  14/12/1946 Swansea SH 2 0 0 0 6 W 13 - 8  
  26/12/1946 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  28/12/1946 Bristol Rugby SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 0  
  06/01/1947 Dublin County SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  25/01/1947 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  08/02/1947 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  15/02/1947 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/03/1947 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  15/03/1947 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  05/04/1947 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  02/05/1947 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1947 Cardiff & District SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 11  
  06/09/1947 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 17  
  13/09/1947 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  20/09/1947 Nantes / Cognac SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  27/09/1947 Australia SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  04/10/1947 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  11/10/1947 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  18/10/1947 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  25/10/1947 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 7  
  27/10/1947 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  08/11/1947 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  15/11/1947 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 5  
  22/11/1947 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  29/11/1947 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 4  
  13/12/1947 Blackheath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  10/01/1948 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  24/01/1948 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  14/02/1948 Plymouth Albion SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 41 - 7  
  28/02/1948 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  06/03/1948 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  18/03/1948 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  20/03/1948 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 8  
  28/03/1948 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  29/03/1948 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 5  
  30/03/1948 Devonport Services SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 10  
  03/04/1948 Devonport Services SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  05/04/1948 Penzance & Newlyn SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 0  
  06/04/1948 Falmouth SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 0  
  10/04/1948 Newport SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 3  
  21/04/1948 Penarth SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 3  
  24/04/1948 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 3  
  28/04/1948 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1948 Cardiff & District SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 49 - 6  
  04/09/1948 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  06/09/1948 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 12  
  25/09/1948 Neath SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 32 - 8  
  02/10/1948 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  09/10/1948 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  16/10/1948 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  23/10/1948 Rosslyn Park SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  30/10/1948 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  02/11/1948 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  13/11/1948 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  20/11/1948 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  27/11/1948 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  11/12/1948 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  18/12/1948 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  27/12/1948 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 15  
  28/12/1948 Watsonians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  08/01/1949 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  22/01/1949 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  29/01/1949 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  12/02/1949 Plymouth Albion SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 0  
  19/02/1949 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/02/1949 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  05/03/1949 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  19/03/1949 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 3  
  30/04/1949 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 10  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 25 12 2 11 0 0 0 0 0  
  British and Irish Lions 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  

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