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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 playing for his Primary and Junior school team, Plasnewydd, and the Maesteg Town team in the 1970s. He excelled at both rugby and soccer, being a very fast sprinter, and also possessing a very large lung capacity which allowed him to recover from physical exertion rapidly. He was an outstanding player for Maesteg Comprehensive School where he was coached by Peter Williams, brother of Wales and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

Birthplace: Caerau, Bridgend, United Kingdom

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 38

Birthplace: Pontypool, United Kingdom

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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 24 (1891-1915)

Birthplace: Newport, United Kingdom

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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 in Pontypridd's European Shield victory over London Irish in 2001 where he appeared on the Wing. Baber was assistant coach with the Wales National Under 20 team. Baber was also academy skills coach at Welsh regional side Cardiff Blues. In July 2011 Baber and Justin Burnell were appointed Head Coaches of the Cardiff Blues following the resignation of Dai Young. Since November 2013, Baber has ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

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