Player

Gwyn Nicholls - Centre

Cardiff
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Gwyn Nicholls
Date Of Birth15/07/1874
Place Of BirthWestbury on Severn
ClubsCardiff, Newport, Cardiff Harlequins
RegionsGloucestershire
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
InvitationalBarbarians
Erith Gwyn Nicholls played 242 games for Cardiff between 1892 and 1910, scoring 111 tries, including 4 in one match against Cardiff and District RU. Captain of Cardiff 4 times he gained 24 Welsh Caps,10 as captain,
represented the Barbarians and went on the British Lions tour to Australia in 1899.
In his time Gwyn Nicholls was known as the " Prince of Three-quarters" and The Gwyn Nicholls Memorial Gates at the Arms Park were erected by public subscription as a tribute to him. The gates were originally at the entrance to the ground at the bottom of Quay Street, but when the National Stadium was built the gates were relocated to their current location at the entrance opposite the Angel Hotel.
As would be expected of one of the greatest players ever to wear the famous Blue and Black there is a wealth of available information about his life and career. There is the book ‘Prince Gwyn’ by David Parry-Jones and also a ‘Facebook’ page https:www.facebook.com/EGwynNicholls. Gwyn Nicholls is also a member of the Cardiff Rugby Hall of fame and more information is contained on that section of the club website.
His brother Sydney Herbert Nicholls and his son Geoffrey Herbert Nicholls also played for the club.
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