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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.
PLAYER FOR P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
Wales 8 7 0 1 2 1 0 3 20
British and Irish Lions 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 3 20
TOTAL 12 10 0 2 4 2 0 6 40
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3