Bill Samuel

Bill Samuel

Position: Fullback

Bill Samuel, a Fullback, played for Cardiff & Swansea in the 1950s
He was born in Craig-Cefnparc a village near Swansea on May 23th 1924.
Bill was educated at Clydach Central School and became a Miner before enrolling at St Lukes College in Exeter then Cardiff PE College in Whitchurch, Cardiff. Whilst at the PE College he joined Cardiff RFC playing for the 2nds XV and the odd game for the 1st XV.

After playing for Cardiff he went in teaching at Pontardawe Secondary School and it was there that he discovered Wales & British Lion scrum half Gareth Edwards.
His biggest claim to fame was being a reserve for Cardiff against the 1953 All Blacks.
He died November 2002 aged 78.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1952/1953 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  17/09/1952 Cheltenham FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  18/10/1952 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  01/11/1952 Oxford University WI 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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