London Welsh Rugby Club Oxford - News

Formation

1885

 

First-ever game

London Welsh v London Scottish at the Richmond Athletic Ground, October 24th 1885.

 

Internationals

The club has provided 126 players for Wales.

 

London Welsh British’s 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 

Left - AF Harding & JP Jones

 

 

 

 

1924 - South Africa

- D Marsden Jones - 2 Tests 

 

1930 - New Zealand & Australia

- TE Jones–Davies 

 

1938 - South Africa

- V.G.J Jenkins - 1 Tests

Left - V.G.J Jenkins

 

 

 

 

 

1968 - South Africa

- John Taylor     

- WH “Billy” Raybould

 

1971 New Zealand & Australia

- John Dawes - 4 Tests

- John Taylor - 4 Tests

- JPR Williams - 4 Tests

- Gerald Davies - 4 Tests

- Mervyn Davies - 4 Tests

- Mike Roberts

- Geoff Evans

LW Players ( 1971 Lions tour )

 

1974 - New Zealand

- Alun Lewis 

 

 

1983 - New Zealand

- Rob Ackerman - 2 Tests

Left - R.Ackerman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club Records

Biggest Wins:

1997-98 London Welsh v Blackwood (100-7) - Friendly

1994-95 London Welsh v Sudbury (88-7) - League

1971-72 London Welsh v Wasps (72-6) - Friendly

Excluded are the tour games in Ceylon in 1972 when London Welsh routinely scored 100 points a game.

 

Largest Attendance:

Home Games:

Old Deer Park - Jan 15,1972, v Cardiff
Official attendance was 7,995 but it was estimated that another 2,000 gained illegal entrance

Kassam Stadium - December 29, 2012, v Wasps 10,045
This is the biggest crowd for an official home game

Away Games:
December 27, 1902, v Cardiff 20,000
April 25, 2015, v Leicester Tigers 23,016

Neutral Ground:
April 27, 1985, v Bath 32,000
Twickenham John Player Cup Final

 

Most Appearances

- Clive Rees – 318 (73/74 to 85/86)

- WAV Thomas - 294 (23/24 to 34/35)

- John Taylor – 285 (66/67 to 77/78)

- HT Maddocks– 275 (00/01 to 13/14)

- John Dawes – 274 (63/64 to 72/73)

- Kevin Bowring – 268 (77/78 to 85/86)

- Wick Powell – 259 (22/23 to 33/34)

- Tony Gray– 250 (64/65 to 75/76)

Left - Clive Rees

 

 

 

 

Most Points

- Craig Raymond - 1,280

- John Taylor - 933

- Gordon Ross - 785 

- Neil Bennett -666 

- JPR Williams - 649

- HTMaddocks - 610

- Aled Thomas - 549 

Left - John Taylor

 

 

 

Most Tries

- HT Maddocks– 170

- Clive Rees - 121

- Tony Gray - 98

- John Taylor - 91

Left - HT Maddocks

 

 

 

 

 

League rugby (to end of 2014/15 season)

 

Appearances

- Matt Corker - 176

- Jonathan Mills - 133

- Chris Ritchie - 128

- Lorne Ward - 123

- Graeme Peacock - 122

- Tom Lewsey - 121

- Gordon Ross - 111 

Left - Matt Corker

 

 

 

 

Tries

- Paul Sampson - 44

- Andy Currier - 36

- Scott Roskell - 34

- Matt Vines - 34

- Martin Giraud - 29

Left - Paul Sampson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Points

- Craig Raymond - 916

- Gordon Ross - 684

- Andy Lee - 612

- Aled Thomas - 479

- Dylan Pugh - 337

Left - Gordon Ross