Dennis Gethin

Dennis Gethin

Position: Fullback

Dennis Gethin played club rugby as fullback for Seven Sisters, Swansea, Neath, Cardiff and Glamorgan Wanderers playing 109 games for Cardiff between 1966/67 and 1969/70.

He was a popular fullback with Cardiff, in 1969 he scored 199 points to equal the club record that had stood since 1894. He gained two "Blues" whilst at Cambridge University. 

He retired from rugby at an early age to concentrate on his career as a Solicitor.
Dennis was secretary of the Welsh Rugby Union between 1998 and 2002, made president in 2007.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1966/1967 13 10 1 2 0 23 8 0 70  
  1967/1968 33 24 1 8 1 43 22 0 155  
  1968/1969 39 27 3 9 1 44 36 0 199  
  1969/1970 20 13 3 4 2 23 24 0 124  
  1970/1971 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 109 75 9 25 4 133 90 0 548  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1966 Cardiff & District FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 35 - 0  
  03/09/1966 West Germany FB 0 7 1 0 17 W 41 - 3  
  07/09/1966 Pontypool FB 0 4 2 0 14 W 29 - 3  
  10/09/1966 London Welsh FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 5  
  24/12/1966 Welsh Academicals FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 0  
  27/12/1966 UAU FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 21 - 0  
  18/02/1967 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 17  
  25/02/1967 Scarlets FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 5 - 3  
  01/03/1967 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 1 0 0 2 L 8 - 21  
  25/03/1967 Barbarians FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 5  
  27/03/1967 Harlequins FB 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  01/04/1967 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 2 2 0 10 W 25 - 6  
  05/04/1967 Penarth FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 28 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/09/1967 Bristol Rugby FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 21 - 9  
  23/09/1967 Torquay FB 0 6 2 0 18 W 57 - 3  
  27/09/1967 Pontypool FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 25 - 9  
  11/10/1967 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/10/1967 Northampton Saints FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  18/10/1967 Cooptimists FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 29 - 6  
  21/10/1967 Torquay FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 20 - 12  
  25/10/1967 Newport FB 0 1 1 0 5 D 8 - 8  
  30/10/1967 Cross Keys FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  04/11/1967 Oxford University FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  15/11/1967 Ebbw Vale FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  18/11/1967 Wasps FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 20 - 9  
  22/11/1967 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 0  
  25/11/1967 Scarlets FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 11  
  29/11/1967 Cambridge University FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 9  
  02/12/1967 Swansea FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 3  
  16/12/1967 Neath FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 16  
  26/12/1967 Liverpool FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 29 - 3  
  30/12/1967 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 3 2 0 12 W 21 - 6  
  20/01/1968 London Welsh FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 14  
  27/01/1968 Aberavon FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 17 - 3  
  17/02/1968 Newport FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 3  
  21/02/1968 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  24/02/1968 Scarlets FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  02/03/1968 Newport FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 26 - 3  
  09/03/1968 Loughborough College FB 0 3 1 0 9 W 27 - 3  
  16/03/1968 Swansea FB 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 12  
  27/03/1968 Penarth FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 38 - 8  
  03/04/1968 Coventry FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  13/04/1968 Barbarians FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 11  
  15/04/1968 Harlequins FB 0 1 1 0 5 L 11 - 12  
  19/04/1968 Selection Du Lyonnais FB 0 1 1 0 5 L 8 - 11  
  22/04/1968 Selection Du Lyonnais FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 12 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1968 Glamorgan Wanderers FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 27 - 12  
  07/09/1968 Welsh Academicals FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 30 - 0  
  11/09/1968 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 2 0 6 L 6 - 11  
  14/09/1968 London Welsh FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 8  
  18/09/1968 Bristol Rugby FB 0 2 3 0 13 W 19 - 9  
  21/09/1968 Coventry FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  25/09/1968 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 2 0 6 L 6 - 15  
  28/09/1968 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  02/10/1968 Penarth FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 17 - 0  
  05/10/1968 Newport FB 0 0 2 0 6 L 6 - 11  
  09/10/1968 Newbridge FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 16 - 8  
  12/10/1968 Northampton Saints FB 0 0 2 0 6 D 6 - 6  
  16/10/1968 Pontypool FB 0 4 1 0 11 W 35 - 9  
  19/10/1968 Cambridge University FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 10 - 6  
  26/10/1968 Glamorgan Police FB 0 8 0 0 16 W 46 - 17  
  02/11/1968 Oxford University FB 0 0 2 0 6 W 9 - 6  
  09/11/1968 Newport FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 9  
  11/11/1968 Province D' Auvergne FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 20 - 6  
  16/11/1968 Wasps FB 1 1 1 0 8 W 20 - 6  
  23/11/1968 Scarlets FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  30/11/1968 Ebbw Vale FB 0 0 1 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  07/12/1968 Swansea FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  11/12/1968 University of Cape Town FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 6  
  21/12/1968 Gala FB 0 2 2 0 10 W 25 - 3  
  26/12/1968 Liverpool WI 0 0 1 0 3 W 12 - 5  
  28/12/1968 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  01/01/1969 Gala FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  11/01/1969 Coventry FB 0 1 0 0 2 L 11 - 14  
  25/01/1969 Aberavon FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 13 - 6  
  01/02/1969 Pontypridd FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 3  
  08/02/1969 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  01/03/1969 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  29/03/1969 Headingley FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 11  
  05/04/1969 Barbarians FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 20 - 16  
  07/04/1969 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 15  
  16/04/1969 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  21/04/1969 Birkenhead Park FB 0 4 2 0 14 W 32 - 3  
  22/04/1969 Chester FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 10 - 3  
  30/04/1969 Pontypool FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 11 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/08/1969 British Police FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 20 - 6  
  01/09/1969 Glamorgan Wanderers FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 15  
  27/09/1969 Aberavon FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 14 - 9  
  01/10/1969 Pontypool FB 1 3 2 0 15 W 21 - 11  
  04/10/1969 Newport FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 0  
  11/10/1969 Northampton Saints FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  18/10/1969 Newbridge FB 0 2 4 0 16 W 22 - 14  
  25/10/1969 Cambridge University FB 1 2 1 0 10 W 25 - 8  
  01/11/1969 Oxford University FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 9 - 13  
  08/11/1969 Newport FB 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  15/11/1969 Wasps FB 0 2 3 0 13 W 25 - 13  
  22/11/1969 Scarlets FB 0 0 1 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  06/12/1969 Swansea FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 12 - 5  
  13/12/1969 South Africa FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 17  
  15/12/1969 Nuneaton FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 17 - 6  
  29/12/1969 UAU FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 21 - 9  
  03/01/1970 Pontypridd FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 15 - 5  
  10/01/1970 Coventry FB 0 3 1 0 9 W 24 - 11  
  17/01/1970 Scarlets FB 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  31/01/1970 Aberavon FB 0 0 2 0 6 L 9 - 14  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/11/1970 Penygraig FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  07/11/1970 Oxford University FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/11/1970 Province D' Auvergne FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 41  
  14/11/1970 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Swansea -

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