Player

Percy Bush - Half Back

Percy Bush
Date Of Birth23/06/1879
Place Of BirthCardiff
ClubsCardiff, Penygraig, London Welsh, Nantes
RegionsGlamorgan
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
Frank Percy Bush (1879 - 1955) played most of his career for Cardiff making 171 appearances and scoring 66 tries between 1899 and 1913, and captained the club for three seasons. During his career he scored 35 drop goals and once scored four tries in a match against Moseley in 1905 - 6. Percy also gained eight caps for Wales (1905 - 1910) including the famous 1905 victory of New Zealand. In 1904 he was selected to tour Australasia with the British Lions,playing in four test matches - he was the star of the tour and dubbed "Will o' the Wisp" by the Australian press.
Educated at University College, Cardiff, Percy became a School teacher in Cardiff until 1910 when he moved to Nantes, where he continued to play rugby for Stade Nantes Universite. As well as Cardiff Bush played for Cardiff Romilly, University College Cardiff, Penygraig and London Welsh as well as playing county cricket for Glamorgan and for the MCC.
Originally from Penygraig his father James Bush was one of the founders of Cardiff in 1875. Frank Percy Bush returned to Wales in the mid 1930s and passed away in 1955 in Cardiff, aged 75.
A fuller biography is available in ‘Percy Bush – Welsh Rugby’s Little Marvel’ by Ken Poole.
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
Merthyr 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3