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Jim Birch - Back row

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Jim Birch
Date Of Birth30/12/1889
Place Of BirthNorthampton
ClubsNorthampton Saints, Neath, Cardiff
HonoursWales
Jim Birch was an English born international prop who played for Northampton, Neath and Cardiff and was capped twice for Wales. His first game for Northampton was at the age of 16, before he moved to Wales and joined Neath. In 1912 he joined Cardiff, spending three seasons with the club, playing 175 games and scoring 10 tries. Birch was a police officer and so also played for the Glamorgan Police. On his retirement from the game, Jim returned to Northampton and served on the Northampton Rugby Club committee.
He died in Northampton in 1968 aged 78.
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 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19