Player

Rhys Gabe - Centre

Rhys Gabe
Date Of Birth22/06/1880
Place Of BirthLlangennech
EducationLlanelli Intermediate School
ClubsCardiff, London Welsh, Llangennech
RegionsScarlets, Middlesex, Glamorgan
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
Rhys Thomas Gabe was born in 1880 as Rees Thomas Gape in Llangennech, Carmarthenshire. Gabe started his rugby career with Llangennech before making his debut with Llanelli at the age of seventeen. In 1901 he moved to London to study at Borough Road Training College and joined London Welsh. After qualifying as a mathematics teacher he took a teaching post in Cardiff and joined the Blue and Blacks. He played for Cardiff between 1902 and 1910, captaining the club in the 1907 - 8 season, scoring 51 tries in 115 appearances. Gabe won his first cap for Wales against Ireland in 1901 playing on the left wing and his 24 caps for Wales included the famous victory against the 1905 All Blacks. During his Welsh career he scored 11 tries.
Gabe retired from the international stage in 1908, but still occasionally appeared for Cardiff.
Gabe was a fine cricketer (occasionally playing for Glamorgan) as well as a keen golfer. He was a member of Radyr Golf Club where he was club captain, continuing to play well into his eighties.
He died in Cardiff in 1967 at the age of 87.
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