John Harding

John Harding

Position: Back Row

Athur Flowers Harding was born in Market Reison, England. nicknamed Boxer. He was an English -born international rugby union player who played and captained the Welsh national team.

He played club rugby for Cardiff RFC and London Welsh RFC and county rugby for Middlesex. After being chosen to represent Wales in 1902 while playing for Cardiff he moved to England to play for London Welsh in the early part of 1902/03 season. Harding was chosen to captain London Welsh, a position he held for three seasons.

Between 1902 -1908 he gained 20 caps making his Welsh debut against England at Blackheath in 1902.During his time at Cardiff he played 24 matches scoring three tries. In 1926 Harding was chosen to captain a British Isles team on a 26 match tour of Australia and New Zealand.

After the end of his international career, Harding emigrated to Wanganui, New Zealand becoming a station master at Greymouth for several years.
Harding lived in New Zealand until his death in 1947.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1966/1967 14 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  1967/1968 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1968/1969 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 3  
  1969/1970 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3  
  1970/1971 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1971/1972 14 11 0 3 2 0 0 0 8  
  Total 40 32 2 6 4 0 0 0 14  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/09/1966 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 15  
  07/12/1966 Cross Keys N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  24/12/1966 Welsh Academicals N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  27/12/1966 UAU FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  21/01/1967 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  01/03/1967 Bridgend Ravens N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 21  
  04/03/1967 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/03/1967 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  25/03/1967 Barbarians N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  05/04/1967 Penarth N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 5  
  12/04/1967 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  19/04/1967 Bridgend Ravens N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  06/05/1967 South West Africa FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  10/05/1967 North West Cape N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  20/09/1967 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 9  
  27/09/1967 Pontypool N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 9  
  27/12/1967 UAU N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1968 Glamorgan Wanderers N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 12  
  07/09/1968 Welsh Academicals FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 0  
  11/09/1968 Bridgend Ravens N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  14/04/1969 Bridgend Ravens N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  21/04/1969 Birkenhead Park N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  22/04/1969 Chester N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/12/1969 UAU N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 9  
  18/04/1970 Paignton FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/04/1971 Penryn FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 14  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/09/1971 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 15  
  01/10/1971 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 7  
  06/10/1971 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 6  
  09/10/1971 Northampton Saints FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 20  
  13/10/1971 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  23/10/1971 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 4  
  11/11/1971 Province D' Auvergne FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  11/12/1971 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  18/12/1971 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 4  
  27/12/1971 Liverpool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  01/01/1972 Tonyrefail FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 7  
  23/03/1972 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  03/04/1972 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  20/05/1972 Midlands FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 60 - 9  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
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