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Jim Birch - Back Row

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
Merthyr 19 15 0 4 541 318 76
Cardiff 19 14 1 4 591 395 72
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Ebbw Vale 19 14 1 4 411 302 66
Llandovery 19 12 1 6 531 338 61
Newport 19 12 1 6 488 448 59
Aberavon 18 12 1 5 418 362 57
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 19 9 0 10 410 380 47
Swansea 18 9 0 9 419 370 46
Cross Keys 18 5 1 12 397 579 32
Bridgend Ravens 17 5 0 12 326 438 28
Llanelli 19 4 1 14 354 524 25
Bedwas 18 4 1 13 359 545 25
Bargoed 18 3 0 15 344 592 18
Neath 17 1 0 16 282 670 3