Player

Howie Norris - Prop

Howie Norris
Height185
Weight98
Date Of Birth11/06/1934
Place Of BirthPorth
EducationSt Luke's College, Exeter, Porth Secondary School
ClubsCardiff, Tylorstown
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, Wales Schools
InvitationalBarbarians
Charles Howard Norris played 413 times between 1958 and 1971 scoring 12 tries. Best known as a tough scrummaging prop it may surprise many to learn that he made his debut for Cardiff in the back row and played there and even second row before finally settling into the position for which he is most famous. He was capped twice for Wales (as a prop) both times against France, once in 1963 and the other in 1966.
In 1966 he was selected for the British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand and played in the first three tests against the All Blacks, giving him the distinction of earning more caps for the Lions than his own country.
He also played for Tylorstown and made one appearance for Cardiff in the Snelling 7s.
With such an illustrious career with Cardiff it is no surprise to see the name of Howard Norris in the Cardiff Rugby Hall of Fame and further biographical details can be found in that section of the club website.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1958-1959 34 17 4 13 1 0 1 0 6
1959-1960 35 19 7 9 5 0 0 0 15
1960-1961 37 27 5 5 3 0 0 0 9
1961-1962 34 21 5 8 1 1 0 0 5
1962-1963 39 23 5 11 1 0 0 0 3
1963-1964 39 29 2 8 1 0 0 0 3
1964-1965 44 27 6 11 1 0 0 0 3
1965-1966 29 23 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
1966-1967 30 18 4 8 0 0 0 0 0
1967-1968 27 21 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
1968-1969 34 23 3 8 1 0 0 0 3
1969-1970 25 18 3 4 1 1 0 0 5
1970-1971 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971-1972 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 413 271 48 94 15 2 1 0 52
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