Player

Terry Holmes - Scrumhalf

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Terry Holmes
Height185
Weight83
Date Of Birth10/03/1957
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationBishop Hannan School
ClubsCardiff
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, Wales Schools, Wales Youth RU
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
ManagedCaerphilly, Cardiff
Terry Holmes joined Cardiff Youth at the age of 16 and progressed through to the senior side making his first team debut in 1975. A robust scrum half he was happy running with ball in hand or taking on any opposing back-row. His partnership with Gareth Davies was a major factor in Cardiff being regarded as the best club team in the world at the time. Holmes played against all the major touring nations for the Blue and Blacks including the Grand Slam winning Australian side of 1984 a game that Cardiff won 16 - 12. His retirement from rugby union came in 1985, ten years after his debut, when he became one of the big names to “go north” to join Bradford for £80,000. Injuries curtailed his rugby league career and he retired from rugby two years later.
He won 25 Wales caps and was selected for two British and Irish Lions tours - to South Africa in 1980 and to New Zealand in 1983. 
After retirement from playing he went into coaching, becoming Head Coach at the Arms Park from 1996 to 1997 and later joining the coaching staff at Caerphilly.
In 1999 Terry Holmes joined the Cardiff Rugby Hall of Fame. Further details of his career can be found in that section of the club website.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1974-1975 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-1976 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
1976-1977 12 10 0 2 7 0 0 0 28
1977-1978 26 22 1 3 10 0 0 0 40
1978-1979 27 20 0 7 24 0 0 0 96
1979-1980 29 24 1 4 16 0 0 0 64
1980-1981 16 14 1 1 9 0 0 0 36
1981-1982 32 26 2 4 23 0 0 0 92
1982-1983 20 13 1 6 12 0 0 0 48
1983-1984 7 5 0 2 7 0 0 0 28
1984-1985 24 20 1 3 23 0 0 0 92
1985-1986 14 11 0 3 9 0 0 0 36
TOTAL 214 172 7 35 142 0 0 0 568
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 6 3 0 3 117 102 16
Pontypridd 6 3 0 3 124 132 15
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6