Photograph - Cardiff RFC 1951 with British Isles Touring Team

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Cardiff 12 - 14 British Isles Touring Team
The 1951 British Isles Touring Team were the first to be nicknamed “The Lions”
This match was played on the 22nd September 1951, at Cardiff Arms Park, to celebrate Cardiff’s 75th Anniversary. Four “Lions” from the tour played for Cardiff that day, Bleddyn Williams, Jack Matthews, Rex Willis and Cliff Davies. The fifth Cardiff Lion, Billy Cleaver, played for the touring team.
Back Row: J. D. Robins, M. Collins, V. G. Roberts, G. Jenkins, Ken J. Jones, D. M. Davies, J. W. McKay, W. E. Tamplin, E. Roy John, S. Judd.
Middle Row Standing: P. W. Kinnimonth (Touch Judge), Ivor David (Referee), N. J. Henderson, Cliff Davies, T. Clifford, J. R. Phillips, D. J. Hayward, P. Goodfellow, J. E. Nelson, R. F. Trott, J. I. McCarthy, D. C. Murphy, J. D. Nelson, Alun Thomas.
Middle Row Seated: L. M. Spence (Touch Judge), Haydn Morris, M. C. Thomas, W. R. Willis, R. MacDonald, J. Matthews (Capt.), K. D. Mullen (Capt.), B. L. Williams, W. B. Cleaver, G. Beckingham, Lewis Jones, E. L. Horsfall.
Front Row: C. D. Williams, M. F. Lane, J. W. Kyle, Cliff Morgan.
Object Status: 
CAC Collection

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