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Boxer Harding - Forward

Boxer Harding
Date Of Birth08/08/1878
Place Of BirthMarket Rasen
EducationChrist College, Brecon
ClubsLondon Welsh, Newport, Cardiff, Llwynypia
RegionsWanganui, Middlesex
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
InvitationalBarbarians
Arthur Flowers ‘Boxer’ Harding was born in Caistor, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire in 1878 and played for Cardiff and London Welsh and as well as Middlesex County. After being chosen to represent Wales in 1902 while playing for Cardiff, he moved to England to play for London Welsh in the early part of following season. Harding was chosen to captain London Welsh, a position he held for three seasons.
Between 1902 -1908 he gained 20 caps making his debut against England at Blackheath. During his time at Cardiff he played 24 matches scoring three tries. In 1908 Harding was chosen to captain the Lions on a 26 match tour of Australia and New Zealand.
After the end of his international career, Harding emigrated to Wanganui, New Zealand becoming a station master at Greymouth for several years.
Boxer Harding lived in New Zealand until his death in 1947, at the age of 69.
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