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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 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