Player

Gwyn Nicholls - Centre

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
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