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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 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6