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Percy Bush - Half Back

Cardiff
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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
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