Gordon Wells

Gordon Wells

Position: Wing

Born 25/10/1928
Died 01/04/1995
Place Of Birth Porth
Height 180cm / 5' 11"
Weight 83kg / 13st 1lbs

Gordon Thomas Wells joined Cardiff comparatively late into his career at the age of 23 in 1952. He was a distinguished track and field athlete, winning the Welsh sprint title and was the United Kingdom record holder in the Triple jump.

He had already played for Neath, including a game for the combined Aberavon & Neath XV against the 1951/52 Springboks. Gordon spent 10 seasons with Cardiff, he scored 119 tries in 254 appearances and was a popular captain in 1959/60. He won seven Welsh caps, [four in the centre and three on the wing]  making his debut against England in 1955.
Gordon represented the Barbarians 14 times between 1955 and 1959.    

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1952/1953 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 3  
  1953/1954 8 6 1 1 3 0 0 0 9  
  1954/1955 34 28 3 3 17 0 0 0 51  
  1955/1956 34 24 0 10 20 0 0 0 60  
  1956/1957 29 23 2 4 11 0 0 0 33  
  1957/1958 29 24 3 2 14 0 0 0 42  
  1958/1959 22 12 4 6 7 0 0 0 21  
  1959/1960 42 25 7 10 16 0 0 0 48  
  1960/1961 34 24 4 6 21 0 0 0 63  
  1961/1962 17 11 3 3 10 0 0 0 30  
  Total 254 182 27 45 120 0 0 0 360  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1952 Cardiff & District CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  17/09/1952 Cheltenham CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  22/09/1952 Leicester Tigers CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 6  
  11/10/1952 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  22/04/1953 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/12/1953 Wasps WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  28/12/1953 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 13  
  02/01/1954 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  03/04/1954 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  07/04/1954 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 10  
  10/04/1954 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  19/04/1954 Harlequins CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 6  
  20/04/1954 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1954 Cardiff & District CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 47 - 3  
  04/09/1954 Cheltenham CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  08/09/1954 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 3  
  11/09/1954 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 6  
  18/09/1954 Coventry CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 8  
  20/09/1954 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  25/09/1954 Aberavon CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 15 - 9  
  02/10/1954 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  06/10/1954 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 32 - 11  
  09/10/1954 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 0  
  16/10/1954 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 3  
  23/10/1954 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  30/10/1954 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  04/11/1954 Oxford University CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 0  
  13/11/1954 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  20/11/1954 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  27/11/1954 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  04/12/1954 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 6  
  18/12/1954 Rosslyn Park CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 31 - 0  
  27/12/1954 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 3  
  28/12/1954 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  29/01/1955 Cheltenham CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 6  
  19/02/1955 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  05/03/1955 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  12/03/1955 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  26/03/1955 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 9  
  31/03/1955 Birkenhead Park CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 9  
  02/04/1955 Halifax CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 9  
  09/04/1955 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  16/04/1955 Devonport Services CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/04/1955 Penzance & Newlyn CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  19/04/1955 St Ives CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 6  
  23/04/1955 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 13  
  07/05/1955 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1955 Cardiff & District CE 3 0 0 0 9 W 29 - 0  
  03/09/1955 Birkenhead Park CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 11  
  07/09/1955 Romania CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  17/09/1955 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  01/10/1955 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 16  
  08/10/1955 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  15/10/1955 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  22/10/1955 Cambridge University CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 12  
  29/10/1955 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  05/11/1955 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 23  
  12/11/1955 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  19/11/1955 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 9  
  03/12/1955 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  10/12/1955 Harlequins CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 13 - 0  
  17/12/1955 Rosslyn Park CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 0  
  24/12/1955 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  26/12/1955 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  31/12/1955 Stade Nantais Université Club CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 9  
  01/01/1956 Paris University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  14/01/1956 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 3  
  28/01/1956 Cheltenham CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 5  
  18/02/1956 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  25/02/1956 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  03/03/1956 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 9  
  10/03/1956 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 9  
  14/03/1956 Bristol Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 6  
  17/03/1956 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 10  
  07/04/1956 Plymouth Albion CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 8  
  09/04/1956 Penzance & Newlyn CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 3  
  10/04/1956 St Ives CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 6  
  14/04/1956 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  21/04/1956 Leicester Tigers CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 5  
  26/04/1956 Pontypool CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 8  
  03/05/1956 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1956 Germany CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 25 - 0  
  08/09/1956 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 5  
  12/09/1956 Bridgend Ravens CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 28 - 5  
  15/09/1956 Coventry CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 3  
  17/09/1956 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 9  
  22/09/1956 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  29/09/1956 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 13  
  03/10/1956 Italy CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  06/10/1956 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  13/10/1956 Halifax CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 36 - 14  
  15/10/1956 Bective Rangers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  20/10/1956 Cambridge University CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 9  
  27/10/1956 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  24/11/1956 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  01/12/1956 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  15/12/1956 Rosslyn Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  26/12/1956 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 0  
  29/12/1956 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  09/01/1957 South African Universities CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 8  
  19/01/1957 Bath Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 16  
  26/01/1957 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  02/02/1957 Cheltenham CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  09/02/1957 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  16/02/1957 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  23/02/1957 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 11  
  16/03/1957 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 5  
  28/03/1957 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  30/03/1957 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  03/04/1957 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1957 Cardiff & District CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 33 - 3  
  07/09/1957 Auvergne CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 6  
  11/09/1957 Group Captains Walker's XV CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/09/1957 Bective Rangers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  19/09/1957 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  21/09/1957 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 0  
  28/09/1957 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  03/10/1957 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  05/10/1957 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  09/10/1957 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 3  
  12/10/1957 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  19/10/1957 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/10/1957 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 10  
  09/11/1957 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  16/11/1957 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  23/11/1957 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  30/11/1957 Bristol Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 6  
  01/12/1957 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  14/12/1957 Australia CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 14 - 11  
  11/01/1958 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  08/02/1958 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  15/02/1958 Cheltenham CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 30 - 0  
  01/03/1958 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  08/03/1958 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  15/03/1958 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 14  
  22/03/1958 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  05/04/1958 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  12/04/1958 Penzance & Newlyn CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  19/04/1958 Bath Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1958 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  20/09/1958 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 13 - 13  
  11/10/1958 Northampton Saints CE 2 0 0 0 6 L 11 - 14  
  18/10/1958 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 22  
  25/10/1958 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  01/11/1958 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 11  
  08/11/1958 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  15/11/1958 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  24/01/1959 Cheltenham CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  31/01/1959 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  07/03/1959 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  14/03/1959 Cheltenham WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 3  
  21/03/1959 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 9  
  28/03/1959 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 21  
  30/03/1959 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  04/04/1959 Penzance & Newlyn WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 6  
  06/04/1959 Camborne CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  07/04/1959 St Ives CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/04/1959 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  18/04/1959 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  27/04/1959 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  29/04/1959 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1959 Cardiff & District WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 30 - 11  
  05/09/1959 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 5  
  12/09/1959 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  17/09/1959 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  19/09/1959 Coventry WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 8 - 3  
  23/09/1959 Gloucester Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 17 - 9  
  26/09/1959 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  30/09/1959 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  03/10/1959 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  10/10/1959 Northampton Saints WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  17/10/1959 Bective Rangers WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 9 - 9  
  24/10/1959 Cambridge University WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 6  
  28/10/1959 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  31/10/1959 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  07/11/1959 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 22  
  14/11/1959 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  21/11/1959 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  28/11/1959 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  05/12/1959 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 12  
  12/12/1959 Harlequins CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 5  
  19/12/1959 Rosslyn Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  26/12/1959 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  28/12/1959 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  09/01/1960 Bristol Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  16/01/1960 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  23/01/1960 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  30/01/1960 Bristol Rugby CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 13 - 5  
  13/02/1960 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  20/02/1960 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  27/02/1960 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  05/03/1960 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  12/03/1960 Cheltenham CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  19/03/1960 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 8  
  02/04/1960 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  06/04/1960 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  09/04/1960 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 10  
  13/04/1960 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 14  
  16/04/1960 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  18/04/1960 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  19/04/1960 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  23/04/1960 Penzance & Newlyn CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 11  
  25/04/1960 Camborne WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1960 Cardiff & District WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 34 - 3  
  03/09/1960 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  07/09/1960 Gloucester Rugby WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 14 - 0  
  10/09/1960 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  14/09/1960 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  17/09/1960 Coventry WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 21 - 13  
  24/09/1960 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 6  
  08/10/1960 Northampton Saints WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  15/10/1960 Cambridge University WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 12 - 9  
  22/10/1960 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  29/10/1960 South Africa WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  05/11/1960 Oxford University CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 14  
  12/11/1960 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  19/11/1960 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 17  
  10/12/1960 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  14/12/1960 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  17/12/1960 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 8  
  24/12/1960 Bristol Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 21 - 9  
  26/12/1960 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  31/12/1960 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  07/01/1961 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  14/01/1961 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 6  
  28/01/1961 Bective Rangers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  11/02/1961 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  24/02/1961 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  04/03/1961 Newport WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 9  
  18/03/1961 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  25/03/1961 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  08/04/1961 Penzance & Newlyn WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  11/04/1961 Penryn WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 28 - 3  
  15/04/1961 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 3  
  20/04/1961 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  22/04/1961 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  03/05/1961 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  20/09/1961 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 6  
  23/09/1961 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 0  
  27/09/1961 Cardiff & District WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 13 - 0  
  30/09/1961 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  07/10/1961 Newport WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  14/10/1961 Northampton Saints WI 2 0 0 0 6 D 9 - 9  
  21/10/1961 Bective Rangers WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 6  
  04/11/1961 Oxford University WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  11/11/1961 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/11/1961 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  25/11/1961 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  02/12/1961 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  09/12/1961 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  16/12/1961 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 13  
  23/12/1961 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  13/01/1962 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  20/01/1962 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 13  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Neath - Penygraig -
Education: - Porth County School -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales -

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