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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.
COMPETITION PLAYED T C P DG PTS YC RC
1984-1985 Schweppes Cup 4 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 Fiji Tour of Wales & Ireland 1 + 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0
1983-1984 Schweppes Cup 3 + 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0
1982-1983 Schweppes Cup 3 + 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0
1981-1982 Schweppes Cup 5 + 0 4 0 0 0 16 0 0
1982 New Zealand Maoris Tour of Wales & Spain 1 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-1981 Schweppes Cup 2 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979-1980 Schweppes Cup 3 + 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0
1980 New Zealand Tour of USA, Canada & Wales 1 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978-1979 Schweppes Cup 4 + 0 4 0 0 0 16 0 0
1979 Canada Tour of UK & France 1 + 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0
1978 New Zealand Tour of UK 1 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 Italy Tour of Wales 0 + 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 4 4 0 0 108 63 18
Aberavon 4 4 0 0 96 74 16
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 4 3 0 1 112 88 14
Swansea 4 2 0 2 88 74 11
Llandovery 3 2 0 1 90 70 10
Pontypridd 4 2 0 2 86 95 10
Merthyr 4 1 0 3 93 90 8
Ebbw Vale 4 1 0 3 109 127 7
Newport 3 1 0 2 69 70 7
Carmarthen Quins 3 1 0 2 65 72 5
Bridgend Ravens 3 1 0 2 56 79 5
Llanelli 4 0 0 4 67 137 1