ABOUT

LONDON WELSH
RUGBY CLUB

More than a Rugby Club

London Welsh is a World-famous club renowned for its history and the quality of teams that it has produced over a star studded 135 year history! We are a members club but primarily we are afamily and a thriving community making sure we look after our members. As in a family our members make lifelong friends and networks. We believe in a rugby club being much more thanjust what happens on the field! As a playing member of London Welsh, you can expect a supportive environment to enjoy your sport both on and off the field.

Professional surroundings, amateur status

We have the facilities, coaching staff and ethos of a Premiership/Championship club and look to provide our players with a unique experience of professional surroundings within the amateur leagues. We are currently following an ambitious 5-year plan to return to the National Leagues under the RFU pyramid, with a squad packed with talent and led by Cai Griffiths (Ospreys, London Irish and of course London Welsh), Will Taylor (Ospreys, Wasps) and Steven Shingler (Scarlets, Cardiff Blues and Ealing Trailfinders).

3) Maximum participation and ‘hwyl’

We also aim to encourage maximum participation and enjoyment (‘hwyl’) of the game for all players (Men, Women, Youth and Minis) from the highly competitive to social rugby. We try to be the place to play and watch rugby for the ex-pat Welsh community living in and around London. However, we are not only a club with strong connections to Wales, in our last season the club had representatives from 12 different countries take to the field in the famous red jersey!
ABOUT

London Welsh Rugby FOOTBALL CLUB

We run the following teams:

  1. Adult Men’s section comprising of:
  2. Women’s XV playing in National 2 South East.
  3. Youth Section for boys and girls operating  from Under 13 to Academy u18 with training mid week and on Sundays.
  4. Mini Rugby– A Vibrant Mini Rugby Section for Girls and Boys from our smallest Little Wizards at Under 6 to Under 12.

Alongside our playing teams we have the following organisations:

London Welsh Supporters Club – the Supporters club runs its own fundraising events and buses to London Welsh club games and Welsh internationals in Cardiff.

London Welsh Rugby Club Choir – Our own Rugby Club Choir performing regularly at National and International Events.

The London Welsh Careers Hub – A unique initiative that draws upon the experience of the entire London Welsh community.

Please come and play, support and enjoy one of the best clubs in the world. You will enjoy an incredibly warm welcome!

(Limited Company Registration number 05044731)

Notable Achievements

John Player Cup runner-up 1985

Courage League Division 5 South champions: 1994–95

RFU Championship champions (2 times): 2011–12, 2013–14

British and Irish Cup winners 2015–16

alumni
NOTEABLE PLAYERS

London Welsh British and Irish Lions

1904 - New Zealand & Australia
ET Morgan - 4 Tests
AF Harding - 4 Tests

1908 - New Zealand & Australia
AF Harding (Capt) - 3 Tests
JP Jones - 3 Tests
JF Williams - 1 Test

1924 - South Africa
D Marsden Jones - 2 Tests

1930 - New Zealand & Australia
TE Jones-Davies

1938 - South Africa
VGJ Jenkins - 1 Test

1968 - South Africa
WH “Billy” Raybould
John Taylor

1971 New Zealand & Australia
John Dawes (Capt) - 4 Tests
John Taylor - 4 Tests
JPR Williams - 4 Tests
Gerald Davies - 4 Tests
Mervyn Davies - 4 Tests
Geoff Evans
Mike Roberts

1974 - South Africa
JPR Williams - 4 Tests
Clive Rees

1977 New Zealand
Alun Lewis

1983 - New Zealand
Rob Ackerman - 2 Tests

47 London Wesh players have represented the British & Irish Lions in total. The above were capped whilst playing for the club.

190 London Welsh players have been capped by Wales and 75 London Welsh players have played for other countries.

Wales

Positions are noted by the following legend: FB = full-back,
W = wing, C = centre, FH = fly-half, SH = scrum-half,
P = prop, H = hooker, L = lock, F = flanker, 8 = number eight, BR = back-row, B = back, HB= half-back, FR = front-row, Fd=forward. Number of caps while playing for London Welsh indicated in brackets. The date indicates year of first cap.

Ackerman, Robert A - C/W 1980 22 (14)
Alexander. Edward P - Fd 1885 5 (2)
Baker-Jones, Paul E R - C 1921 1
Bartlett, Rev J Dudley - W 1927 3 (3)
Bayliss, Gwyn - FB 1933 1
Beynon, G Edward - F 1920 2
Biggs, Norman W B 1888 8
Biggs, Selwyn H - FH 1895 9
Birt, Frederick W - C/FB 1911 7
Bland, Alex F - Fd 1887 9
Boots, J George - Fd 1898 16
Bowcott, Harry M - C/FH 1929 8 (2)
Brewer, Trevor J - W 1950 3 (2)
Buckett, Ian M - P 1994 3
Bush, Percy F - FH 1905 8
Charvis, Colin L - BR 1996 94 - Picture right
Conway-Rees, John - B 1892 3
Copsey, Anthony M - L 1992 16
Cowey, Bernard T V - W 1934 4
Davey, E Claude - C 1930 23 (4)
Davies, Abel C - W 1889 1 (1)
Davies, Cecil R - P 1934 1 (1)
Davies, D Bailey - FB 1907 1
Davies, D Idwal - C 1939 1 (1)
Davies, Ewan G - W 1912 2
Davies, H Graham - C 1921 3
Davies, Ivor T - W 1914 3
Davies, Rev J Alban - P 1913 7
Davies. N Glyn - F 1955 1 (1)
Davies, Robin H - F 1957 6 (5)
Davies, T Gerald R - W/C 1966 46 (16)
Davies, T Mervyn - 8 1969 38 (19)
Davies, William T - H C/FH 1936 6
Dawes, S John - C 1964 22 (22)
Devereux, Donald B - P 1958 3
Douglas, Mark H J - SH 1984 3
Dyke, John C M - FB 1906 1
Dyke, Louis M - C 1910 4
Edwards, Arthur B - FB 1955 2 (2)
Evans, Brinley S - W/C 1920 5
Evans, David W - Fd 1889 5
Evans, Iorwerth - H 1934 2 (2)
Evans, John R - H 1934 1
Evans, T Geoffrey - L 1970 7 (7)
Evans, W Roderick - L 1958 13
Francis, D Gwyn - F 1919 2
Fury, Warren L - SH 2008 2
Gabe, Rhys T - C/W 1901 24 (4)
George, Ernest E - Fd 1895 3
Gould, Arthur J - C/B 1885 27 (5)
Gould, Robert - Fd 1882 11
Gray, Anthony J - F 1967 2 (2)
Griffiths, Gareth M - W/C 1953 12
Gwilliam, John A - L/8 1947 23
Hannan, James - Fd 1888 19
Harding, Arthur F - Fd 1902 20 (17)
Harding, W Rowe - W 1923 17
Harries, Daniel J E - L 1959 8
Hathway, George F - H 1924 2
Havard, Rev William J - P 1919 1
Henson, Gavin L - FH/C 2001 33
Hodges, Jehoida J - BR/L 1899 23
Holmes, Jonah - W/FB 2019 2 - Below
Hughes, Keith - C 1970 3 (2)
Hullin, William G - SH 1967 1
James, Carwyn R - FH/C 1958 2
Jenkins, John C - L 1906 1 (1)
Jenkins, Leighton H - 8/L 1954 5
Jenkins, Vivian G J - FB 1933 14 (8)
John, D Arthur - SH 1925 4
John, D Glyndwr - C/FH 1954 2
Jones, Arthur H - W 1933 2
Jones, Charles W - F 1920 3
Jones, Clifford W - FH 1934 13
Jones, D Kenneth - C/W 1962 14
Jones, David P - W 1907 1
Jones, Ian C - L 1968 1 (1)
Jones, Ivor E - F 1924 16
Jones, James P - C 1913 1
Jones, John P - C/W 1908 14
Jones, Rev J Strand - FB 1902 5
Jones, Kenyon W J - P 1934 1 (1)
Jones, Matthew - FH 2005 1
Jones, Percy L - L/8 1912 8
Jones, Richard - F 1929 1 (1)
Jones, W Idris - F/L 1925 4
Jones, Wyndham A - FH 1905 1
Jones-Davies, Thomas E - C 1930 4 (4)
Jordan, Henry M - B 1885 3 (1)
Judson, Thomas H - Fd 1882 2
Leleu, John - F 1959 4 (2)
Lewis, Brinley R - W 1912 2
Lewis, Charles P - FB 1882 5
Lewis, J M Clement - FH 1912 11
Lewis, Windsor H - FH 1926 6 (3 )
Llewellyn, Glyn D - L 1990 7
Llewellyn, William M - W 1899 20 (10)
Lockwood, Thomas W - Fd 1887 3
Maddocks, Hopkin T - W 1906 6 (6)
Maddocks, Keith - W 1957 1
Main, Derek R - P 1959 4 (4)
Mainwaring, Haydn J - C 1961 1
Major, Windsor C - W 1949 2
Manfield, Leslie - 8 1939 7
Marsden-Jones, Douglas - 8/L 1921 2 (1)
McCall, Barney E W - W 1936 3
Meredith, Alun - L 1949 3
Meredith, Brinley V - H 1954 34 (4)
Michaelson, Roger C B - 8 1963 1
Morgan, Andy - W 1968 1
Morgan, Edward T - W 1902 16 (16)
Morgan, Harry P - C 1956 4
Morgan, W Guy - C 1927 8
Morgan, William L - SH 1910 1
Morris, Ronald R - FH 1933 2
Morris, William G H - 8/P 1919 3
Nicholl, Charles B - Fd 1891 15
Parker, Sonny T - C 2002 31
Payne, Gareth W - L 1960 3
Phillips, Dr Robert - FH 1968 1 - Below
Phillips, Rowland D - F 1987 10
Plummer, Reginald C S - W 1912 5
Powell, Jack A - FD 1906 1
Powell, Wickham C - SH 1926 27 (24)
Price, Terence J - FB 1965 8 (1)
Pryce-Jenkins, Thomas J - B 1888 2 (2)
Pugh, Richard - F 2005 1
Pugsley, Joseph - H/P 1910 7
Ralph, A Raymond - FH 1931 6
Raybould, William E - C 1967 11 (7)
Rees, Arthur M - F 1934 13 (10)
Rees, Brian I - H 1967 3 (3)
Rees, Clive F W - W 1974 13 (13)
Rees, J Idwal - C/W 1934 14
Rees, Thomas E - FB 1926 4 (2)
Rees-Jones, Geoffrey R - W 1934 5 (2)
Rice-Evans, Walter - Fd 1890 3
Richards, T Bryan - FH 1960 1
Roberts, David E A - SH 1930 1 (1 )
Roberts, H Meirion - C 1960 8
Roberts, Rev John A - C/W 1927 13
Roberts, Michael G - L 1971 8 (8)
Roberts, William - FH 1929 1 (1)
Robins, John D - P 1950 11
Rocyn-Jones, D Nathan - FB 1925 1
Rowe, Rebecca - L 2015
Rowland, Ernest M - Fd 1885 1
Rowlands, Glyn - W 1953 4
Rowlands, Keith A - L 1962 5
Russell, Stuart - L 1987 1 (1)
Scourfield, Thomas B - FB 1930 1
Shanklin, James L - C 1970 4 (4)
Shanklin, Thomas GL - C/W 2001 70
Stephens, Rev John G - F 1922 4
Sweet-Escott, Ralph B - HB 1891 3
Tanner, Haydn - SH 1935 25
Taylor, Charles G - B 1884 9
Taylor, John - F 1967 26 (26)
Thomas, B Melbourne G - W 1919 6
Thomas, Horace W - FH 1912 2
Thomas, Malcom C - C/W 1949 25
Thomas, R Clement - C F 1949 26
Thomas, Rowland L - Fd 1889 7 (4)
Thomas, Watcyn G - 8 1927 4
Thomas, William H - Fd 1885 11 (2)
Thomas, William L - W 1894 3
Titley, Mark H - W 1983 15
Truman, W Henry - P/L 1934 2
Turnbull, Bernard R - C 1925 6
Turnbull, Maurice J L - SH 1933 2
Turner, Paul - FH 1989 3
Uzzell, Harry - H/P 1912 15
Vile, Thomas H - SH 1908 8
Watkins, Harry V - Fd 1904 6
Watt, William J - C 1914 1
Watts, Wallace H - Fd 1892 12
Williams, C Derek - F 1955 2
Williams, Franklyn L - FH/C 1929 14
Williams, Gerwyn - FB 1950 13 (4)
Williams, John F - BR 1905 4 (4)
Williams, John L - W 1906 17
Williams, John P R - FB 1969 55 (37) - Below
Williams, Thomas T - Fd 1888 2 (2)
Williams, William E O - Fd 1887 5
Williams, William H - Fd 1900 4
Williams, William O G - P 1951 22
Winfield, Herbert B - FB 1903 15
Wintle, Richard V - W 1988 1 (1)
Wooller, Wilfred - C/W 1933 18 (1)
Young, Jeffrey - H 1978 23 (5)

England
Barkley, Oliver J - FH 2001 24
Bennett, W Neil - FH 1975 7 (4)
Budworth, Rev Richard T D - Fd 1890 3
Dobson, Denys D - Fd 1902 6
Doran Jones, Paul P L - P 2009 6
Goode, D Alex V - FH/FB 2012 16
Hepburn, Alec - P 2018 2
May, Thomas A - C 2009 2
Ravenscroft, Stephen C W - C 1998 2
Rosser, David W A - C 1965 5
Sampson, Paul C - W 1998 3
Scarborough, Daniel GR - W 2003 2
Schofield, Dean F - L 2007 2
Titterell, Andrew J - H 2004 5
Voyce, Thomas M D - W 2001 9
Yarde, Marland - C/W 2013 5

Ireland
Freear, Arthur E - W 1901 3
O’Connell, Kenneth D - F 1994 2

Scotland
Marfo, Darryl - P 2017 3
Murchie, Peter E - FB 2013 2
Ross, Gordon - FH 2001 25

Argentina
Farias Cabello, Julio A - F 2010 24
Henn, Pablo - P 2004 9
Roan, Guillermo - P 2010 7
Tiesi, Gonzalo P - C 2004 36

Australia
Calcraft, William J - F 1985 3
Craig, Robert R - Fd 1908 1
Jorgensen, Peter K - W 1992 2
Murdoch, Alistair R - C 1993 2

Barbados
Green, Barrie St C - W 2002 9

Canada
Bice, Richard A R - P 1996 22
Carpenter, Aaron - F 2005 80
Mackenzie, Philip - W 2008 21 (1)
Thorpe, Richard - F 2014 3 (3)
Whittaker, Christopher M - L 1993 16 (8)
Williams, Mark - C 1992 3

Cook Islands
Marsters, Johnny T M - FR 2002 27

Croatia
Moors, Eldon S - L 1997 8 (8)

Fiji
Lewaravu, R Wame G - L 2007 16 (1)
Luveniyali, Waisea S - FH 2007 15
Tagicakibau, Michael S L - W 2009 5 (1)
Vuli, Sunia Koto - H 2005 31 (3)
Williams, Ronald O - P 1994 4

France
Montanella, Franck - P 2007 1

Germany
Robert Elloway - H 2009 2

Hong Kong
Going, Vaughan S - W 1994 19
Kelly, Adam - P 1998 6

Laos
Luangrath, William - FB 2007 13

Lebanon
Rony Bachour

New Zealand
Speight, Michael W - L 1996 1
Weepu, Piri A T - SH 2004 71

Romania
Chirita, V Valeriu - P 1999 1
Ion, Paulica - P 2003 58 (6)

Russia
Kulemin, Kirill - L 2006 31 (5)

Samoa
Leo, Dan - F 2005 39 (6)
Vaeluaga, Alfred 0 To’oala - BR 2007 13

South Africa
Lötter, Dion - L 1993 3
Partridge, J E C - Fd 1903 1

Sweden
Andrew Daish - L 2009 30

Tonga
Aholelei, Eddie - P 2013 6
Fonua, Opeti - 8 2009 5
Hala’Ufia, Chris - 8 2000 24
Kaho, Tuli ‘Frank’ - F 1973 1
Ma’asi, Viliami - H 1997 31
Taione, Epeli - BR 1999 17
Tonga’uiha, Kossio ‘Hudson’ - C 2005 21 (2)
Vea, Taione - P 2013 6

United States
L’Estrange, Toby - FH 2012 12
Liddington, Richard - P 2003 4
Pittman, Shawn - P 2008 20 (12)
Quill, John - BR 2012 7
Shaw, Robert - SH 2008 8
Vogl, Clifton H - L 1996 12

Zimbabwe
Brown, Craig D - FH 1987 13
Dawson, Brendan N - F 1990 17

Age Grade Rugby
Aaron Hopkins (Wales U16, U18, U19 FH 2002)
Jamie Francis (Wales U16’s)
Martin Giraud
Jeremy Hughes

Game Variations
Touch Rugby
Miriam Evans (Wales)
Michael O. Davies (Ireland)
William Luangrath (Laos)

squad

The First Team

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Robbie Fraser
Scrum-half
Ewan Gully
CentreFull-back
James Downing
Second Row
Jag Mahal
Hooker
Tim Ridler
Scrum-half
Zoe Jeanes
Number EightFlanker