Rex Willis

Rex Willis

Position: Scrumhalf

Date Of Birth 25/10/1924 (92)
Place Of Birth Ystrad
Height 178cm / 5' 10"
Weight 78kg / 12st 3lbs

 
Rex Willis was a Welsh rugby union scrum half who played club rugby for Cardiff RFC and International rugby for Wales also represented the Barbarians.

He gained 21 caps for Wales between 1950 and 1955 and was selected to play for the British and Irish Lions on the 1950 tour to Australia and New Zealand.

Rex initially joined Llandaff RFC before joining Cardiff RFC. He went on to play 208 games for the club scoring 14 tries forming a partnership with Cliff Morgan.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1947/1948 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1948/1949 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1949/1950 26 17 3 6 1 0 0 0 3  
  1950/1951 23 17 2 4 2 0 0 0 6  
  1951/1952 23 18 0 5 0 0 0 0 0  
  1952/1953 12 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1953/1954 32 26 2 4 5 0 0 0 15  
  1954/1955 34 29 3 2 3 0 0 0 9  
  1955/1956 23 15 1 7 1 0 0 0 3  
  1956/1957 9 8 1 0 2 0 0 0 6  
  1957/1958 15 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 210 162 16 32 14 0 0 0 42  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  17/04/1948 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/09/1948 Devonport Services SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 14  
  18/09/1948 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  04/12/1948 Blackheath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  24/12/1948 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  15/01/1949 Bath Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  05/02/1949 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  12/03/1949 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  24/03/1949 Birkenhead Park SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  26/03/1949 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  09/04/1949 Plymouth Albion SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  16/04/1949 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  18/04/1949 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1949 Cardiff & District SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 6  
  03/09/1949 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 5  
  10/09/1949 Devonport Services SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  17/09/1949 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  24/09/1949 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  26/09/1949 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  01/10/1949 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  05/10/1949 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  08/10/1949 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  15/10/1949 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 18  
  22/10/1949 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  24/10/1949 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  29/10/1949 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  05/11/1949 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  12/11/1949 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  19/11/1949 Blackheath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  26/11/1949 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  03/12/1949 Rosslyn Park SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  10/12/1949 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  24/12/1949 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  26/12/1949 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  31/12/1949 US Cognacaise SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/01/1950 Stade Nantais Université Club SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 3  
  28/01/1950 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  11/02/1950 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  18/03/1950 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/11/1950 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  11/11/1950 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  18/11/1950 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  25/11/1950 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  02/12/1950 Gloucester Rugby SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 9  
  09/12/1950 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  11/12/1950 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  26/12/1950 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  27/12/1950 Watsonians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  30/12/1950 Northumberland SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 10  
  01/01/1951 Watsonians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  13/01/1951 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/01/1951 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  10/02/1951 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 0  
  17/02/1951 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  24/03/1951 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  26/03/1951 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  31/03/1951 Plymouth Albion SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  14/04/1951 Blackheath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 12  
  18/04/1951 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  21/04/1951 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  23/04/1951 Neath SH 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  28/04/1951 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1951 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 8  
  05/09/1951 Cardiff & District SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 0  
  08/09/1951 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  12/09/1951 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  15/09/1951 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  19/09/1951 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  22/09/1951 British and Irish Lions SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 14  
  26/09/1951 Cheltenham SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  29/09/1951 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  06/10/1951 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  10/10/1951 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  13/10/1951 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  20/10/1951 South Africa SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  27/10/1951 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 13  
  03/11/1951 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  17/11/1951 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  24/11/1951 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  01/12/1951 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  15/12/1951 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  26/12/1951 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  05/01/1952 Moseley SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  12/01/1952 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  21/04/1952 Penzance & Newlyn SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/12/1952 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  27/12/1952 Watsonians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 3  
  10/01/1953 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  17/01/1953 Bath Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  24/01/1953 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  31/01/1953 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  14/03/1953 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  11/04/1953 Devonport Services SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  14/04/1953 Penzance & Newlyn SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  18/04/1953 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  22/04/1953 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  25/04/1953 Cheltenham SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1953 Cardiff & District SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  05/09/1953 Cheltenham SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  12/09/1953 Birkenhead Park SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  14/09/1953 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  19/09/1953 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  21/09/1953 Leicester Tigers SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  26/09/1953 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  17/10/1953 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  24/10/1953 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  31/10/1953 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  02/11/1953 Northampton Saints SH 1 0 0 0 3 L 9 - 22  
  07/11/1953 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 0  
  21/11/1953 New Zealand SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  28/11/1953 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  02/12/1953 Combined Services SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 18  
  12/12/1953 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  26/12/1953 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  02/01/1954 Moseley SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  09/01/1954 Aberavon SH 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 11  
  23/01/1954 Sale Sharks SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 31 - 3  
  13/02/1954 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  27/02/1954 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  06/03/1954 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  17/03/1954 Newport SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 9  
  20/03/1954 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  31/03/1954 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  03/04/1954 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  17/04/1954 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  20/04/1954 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  24/04/1954 Plymouth Albion SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  26/04/1954 Penzance & Newlyn SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  01/05/1954 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1954 Cardiff & District SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 47 - 3  
  04/09/1954 Cheltenham SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  08/09/1954 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  11/09/1954 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  15/09/1954 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  18/09/1954 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  20/09/1954 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  25/09/1954 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 9  
  29/09/1954 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  02/10/1954 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  06/10/1954 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 11  
  09/10/1954 Pontypool SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 0  
  16/10/1954 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  23/10/1954 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  30/10/1954 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  20/11/1954 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  27/11/1954 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  04/12/1954 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  13/12/1954 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  18/12/1954 Rosslyn Park SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 0  
  27/12/1954 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  28/12/1954 Watsonians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  08/01/1955 Bristol Rugby SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 38 - 3  
  29/01/1955 Cheltenham SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  12/02/1955 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  19/02/1955 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  05/03/1955 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  19/03/1955 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  16/04/1955 Devonport Services SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/04/1955 Penzance & Newlyn SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  23/04/1955 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 13  
  27/04/1955 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  30/04/1955 Old Belvedere SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 11  
  07/05/1955 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1955 Cardiff & District SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  03/09/1955 Birkenhead Park SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 11  
  07/09/1955 Romania SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  10/09/1955 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  17/09/1955 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  19/09/1955 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  24/09/1955 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  01/10/1955 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 16  
  17/12/1955 Rosslyn Park SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  24/12/1955 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  26/12/1955 Wasps SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 3  
  14/01/1956 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  28/01/1956 Cheltenham SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 5  
  18/02/1956 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  25/02/1956 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  31/03/1956 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  03/04/1956 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  07/04/1956 Plymouth Albion SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  09/04/1956 Penzance & Newlyn SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  21/04/1956 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  26/04/1956 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 8  
  30/04/1956 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  03/05/1956 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1956 Germany SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  12/09/1956 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 5  
  15/09/1956 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  22/09/1956 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  29/09/1956 Scarlets SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 13  
  03/10/1956 Italy SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  06/10/1956 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  10/10/1956 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  29/04/1957 Camborne SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  25/09/1957 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  03/10/1957 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  09/10/1957 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  12/10/1957 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  19/10/1957 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  09/11/1957 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  16/11/1957 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  23/11/1957 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  30/11/1957 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  01/12/1957 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  14/12/1957 Australia SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  21/12/1957 Rosslyn Park SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  18/01/1958 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  12/04/1958 Penzance & Newlyn SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  30/04/1958 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 21 15 1 5 0 0 0 0 0  
  British and Irish Lions 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Llandaff -
Education: - Llandaff Cathedral School -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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