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Mel Rosser - Fullback

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Mel Rosser
Date Of Birth18/04/1901
Place Of BirthMachen
ClubsYork City Knights, Castleford Tigers, Leeds Rhinos, Penarth, Cardiff, Machen
RegionsGlamorgan
HonoursWales RL, Great Britain, Wales
Mel Rosser was born 1901 in Machen and began his rugby career with his local club, before moving to Cardiff where he played two seasons, scoring four tries in 13 games. During the 1923 - 24 season Rosser switched to Penarth and it was whilst he was at Penarth that he gained his two international caps for Wales. During his rugby career he represented Glamorgan County and as a serving Policeman represented the Glamorgan Police. 
At the start of 1924 - 25 season Rosser turned to rugby league and joined Leeds, at the same time leaving the police force to become a licensee. His first game for Leeds was in September 1924 and he was selected for the Wales Rugby League side in 1926, going on to gain 5 rugby league caps. After six seasons he left Leeds to join York FC.
He passed away in York September 1988 aged 87.
COMPETITION PLAYED T C P DG PTS YC RC
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 9 9 0 0 225 119 41
Carmarthen Quins 8 6 0 2 206 147 28
Pontypridd 9 5 0 4 200 192 24
Aberavon 8 5 0 3 164 152 24
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 9 5 0 4 208 178 23
Llanelli 9 5 0 4 187 219 22
Merthyr 9 4 0 5 199 201 22
Llandovery 7 4 0 3 158 134 20
Newport 9 3 0 6 174 191 18
Swansea 9 3 0 6 140 159 17
Ebbw Vale 9 2 0 7 183 230 13
Bridgend Ravens 9 1 0 8 128 250 7