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Famous Rugby Players from Wales

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List of notable or famous rugby players from Wales, with bios and photos, including the top rugby players born in Wales and even some popular rugby players who immigrated to Wales. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Welsh rugby players then this list is the perfect resource for you. These rugby players are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known rugby player from Wales is included when available.

List features people like Gareth Baber and Mike Hall.

This historic rugby players from Wales list can help answer the questions "Who are some Welsh rugby players of note?" and "Who are the most famous rugby players from Wales?" These prominent rugby players of Wales may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Welsh rugby players.

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    Allan Bateman

    Allan Glen Bateman is a Welsh former rugby union and rugby league player, a dual-code rugby international centre who represented the British Lions at rugby union and Great Britain at rugby league. Born in Caerau near Maesteg in the north of the Llynfi Valley, Bateman was a precocious rugby talent ...more

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    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Caerau^! Bridgend, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Andrew Brown

    Andrew Brown is a Welsh rugby union player. He played for Cross Keys RFC, Newport RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons. He was released by Newport Gwent Dragons at the end of the 2010-11 season and joined Newport RFC. more

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    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Pontypool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    William "Billy" Purdon Geen was a Welsh international rugby union wing who played club rugby for Newport and county rugby for Monmouthshire. Geen was selected for Wales on three occasions. more

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    • Age: Died at 24 (1891-1915)
    • Birthplace: Newport, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Gareth Baber is a Welsh former rugby footballer and now a rugby union coach. He is the current coach of the Hong Kong national rugby sevens team. During his playing career Baber earned a Blue for Oxford University's rugby team. He also featured at scrum-half for Pontypridd RFC, and featured prominently ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
    • Profession: Rugby Player, Coach
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    William Gareth Davies is a former Wales and British and Irish Lions international rugby union player. more

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    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Carmarthen, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Gareth Delve is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Wales
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    Gareth Leon Delve is a former Wales international rugby union player, and former captain of Gloucester. In late 2010, he moved to Australia where he went on to captain the Melbourne Rebels. His usual position is number 8. more

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    • Age: 33
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Thomas Gerald Reames Davies CBE DL is a Welsh former rugby union wing who played international rugby for Wales between 1966 and 1978. He is one of a small group of Welsh players to have won three Grand Slams including Ryan Jones, Adam Jones, Gethin Jenkins, Gareth Edwards and JPR Williams. more

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    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Llansaint, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Rugby Player
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    Ian Buckett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Wales
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    Ian Martin Buckett is a former international rugby union front row forward who played for Swansea and London Welsh and played county rugby for North Wales. He was a championship winning player, an international and an academic. He was a member of the 1992 Oxford University team and attained three full ...more

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Holywell, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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