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Bill Roche - Back Row

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Bill Roche
Date Of Birth28/03/1895
Place Of BirthLimerick
EducationUniversity College Cork
ClubsNewport, Cardiff
HonoursBritish and Irish Lions, Ireland
Dr William J Roche was born in 1895 in Limerick and represented Munster, Ireland and the British Lions. His club career saw him play for University College Cork, Cardiff and Newport. After playing for Newport in 1920 he moved west to play for Cardiff in the 1921 - 2 season, playing 22 games in the back row for the Blue and Blacks. Only one season later he re-joined the Black and Ambers, playing there until 1926 - 7, making 156 appearances and scoring 22 tries. Roche gained three international caps for Ireland and was selected for the 1924 British lions tour of South Africa although he didn't play in any of the test matches.
William Roche died in June 1983 at the age of 88.
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