Bill Samuel

Bill Samuel

Position: Fullback

Bill Samuel, was born in Craig Cefnparc in May 1924. Educated at Clydach Central School he became a miner before enrolling at St Lukes College, Exeter and then Cardiff PE College in Whitchurch. Whilst at the PE College he joined Cardiff, playing mainly playing for the Athletic XV he turned out on three occasions for the first team and was reserve for the Cardiff team that played against the touring All Blacks in 1953.

After finishing college he became a teacher in Pontardawe Secondary School and was instrumental in developing and nurturing the talent of future Cardiff, Wales and Lions great, Gareth Edwards.
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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