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Rhys Gabe - Centre

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Rhys Gabe
Date Of Birth22/06/1880
Place Of BirthLlangennech
EducationLlanelli Intermediate School
ClubsCardiff, London Welsh, Llangennech
RegionsScarlets, Middlesex, Glamorgan
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
Rhys Thomas Gabe was born in 1880 as Rees Thomas Gape in Llangennech, Carmarthenshire. Gabe started his rugby career with Llangennech before making his debut with Llanelli at the age of seventeen. In 1901 he moved to London to study at Borough Road Training College and joined London Welsh. After qualifying as a mathematics teacher he took a teaching post in Cardiff and joined the Blue and Blacks. He played for Cardiff between 1902 and 1910, captaining the club in the 1907 - 8 season, scoring 51 tries in 115 appearances. Gabe won his first cap for Wales against Ireland in 1901 playing on the left wing and his 24 caps for Wales included the famous victory against the 1905 All Blacks. During his Welsh career he scored 11 tries.
Gabe retired from the international stage in 1908, but still occasionally appeared for Cardiff.
Gabe was a fine cricketer (occasionally playing for Glamorgan) as well as a keen golfer. He was a member of Radyr Golf Club where he was club captain, continuing to play well into his eighties.
He died in Cardiff in 1967 at the age of 87.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 14 9 2 3 334 244 47
Aberavon 13 9 0 4 293 223 43
Merthyr 16 8 0 8 321 321 42
Pontypridd 16 9 0 7 346 332 42
RGC 1404 15 7 1 7 367 337 38
Llandovery 13 6 2 5 292 249 36
Newport 14 6 0 8 277 266 33
Swansea 14 6 0 8 199 236 29
Llanelli 14 6 0 8 275 364 27
Ebbw Vale 15 3 1 11 257 328 21
Bridgend Ravens 16 3 0 13 245 432 18