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

 

1924 - South Africa                                       

  • D Marsden Jones - 2 Tests

 

1930 - New Zealand & Australia                   

  • TE Jones–Davies       

 

1938 - South Africa                                        

  • V.G.J Jenkins - 1 Test

 

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  

 

1974 - South Africa                                        

  • JPR Williams - 4 Tests
  • Clive Rees       

 

1977 - New Zealand                                      

  • Alun Lewis                  

 

1983 - New Zealand                                       

  • Rob Ackerman - 2 Tests

 

 

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)(Photo provided)
  • 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)

 

Most Points

  • Craig Raymond 1,280
  • John Taylor 933
  • Gordon Ross 785
  • Andy Lee 709
  • Neil Bennett 666
  • JPR Williams 649
  • HTMaddocks 610
  • Aled Thomas 549

 

Most Tries

  • HT Maddocks– 170
  • Clive Rees - 121
  • Tony Gray - 98
  • John Taylor - 91

 

League rugby (to end of 2014/15 season)


Appearances:

  • Matt Corker 176
  • Jonathan Mills 133
  • Chris Ritchie 128
  • Lorne Wards 123
  • Graeme peacock 122
  • Tom Lewsey 121
  • Gordon Ross 111


Tries:

  • Paul Sampson 44
  • Andy Currier 36
  • Scott Roskell 34
  • Matt Vines 34
  • Martin Giraud 29


Most Points

  • Craig Raymond 916
  • Gordon Ross
  • Andy Lee 612
  • Aled Thomas 479
  • Dylan Pugh 337