Photograph - Cardiff v British Isles Touring Team 1951

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Cardiff Arms Park 22nd September 1951
Cardiff 12 - 14 British Isles Touring Team
Cardiff and Lions players leave the field after the match celebrating Cardiff's 75th Anniversary.
Recognisable players L to R - Sid Judd, Ranald MacDonald (Scotland), Jack Matthews, Tom Clifford (Ireland), Rex Willis, Lewis Jones (Wales), Malcolm Thomas (Wales), Geoff Beckingham, Billy Cleaver (in Lions jersey) and John Robins (Wales).
The 1951 British Isles Touring Team were the first to be nicknamed “The Lions”
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.
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Cardiff Rugby Museum
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