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Arthur Bassett - Wing

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Arthur Bassett
Height183
Weight86
Date Of Birth28/06/1914
Place Of BirthKenfig Hill
EducationPyle Council School
ClubsHalifax, Cardiff, Aberavon, Kenfig Hill, Maesteg, Neath, Pyle, Swansea
HonoursWales RL, Great Britain, Wales
InvitationalCrawshays
Arthur Bassett was born in Kenfig Hill on 25th June 1914 and played for several clubs before joining Cardiff during 1935/36 season. At the same time, he played for the Glamorgan County Police Team on Wednesday afternoons (rain or shine) for charity, travelling to away games using a black handsome cab as transport.
Internationally, he gained six caps for Wales, the first in 1934 against Ireland and the last in 1938 against Scotland at Murrayfield.
In 1939, after 101 games for Cardiff, he signed professional forms to play Rugby League for Halifax and then moved to York in 1948. Arthur gained international honours at Rugby League playing for Great Britain (winning 2 caps in 1946) and Wales (gaining three caps between (1939 and 1946).
After retiring Arthur became a publican.
Arthur Bassett passed away on December 30th 1999 in Matlock aged 85.
COMPETITION PLAYED T C P DG PTS YC RC
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19