Player

Percy Bush - Half Back

Cardiff
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Percy Bush
Date Of Birth23/06/1879
Place Of BirthCardiff
ClubsCardiff, Penygraig, London Welsh, Nantes
RegionsGlamorgan
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
Frank Percy Bush (1879 - 1955) played most of his career for Cardiff making 171 appearances and scoring 66 tries between 1899 and 1913, and captained the club for three seasons. During his career he scored 35 drop goals and once scored four tries in a match against Moseley in 1905 - 6. Percy also gained eight caps for Wales (1905 - 1910) including the famous 1905 victory of New Zealand. In 1904 he was selected to tour Australasia with the British Lions,playing in four test matches - he was the star of the tour and dubbed "Will o' the Wisp" by the Australian press.
Educated at University College, Cardiff, Percy became a School teacher in Cardiff until 1910 when he moved to Nantes, where he continued to play rugby for Stade Nantes Universite. As well as Cardiff Bush played for Cardiff Romilly, University College Cardiff, Penygraig and London Welsh as well as playing county cricket for Glamorgan and for the MCC.
Originally from Penygraig his father James Bush was one of the founders of Cardiff in 1875. Frank Percy Bush returned to Wales in the mid 1930s and passed away in 1955 in Cardiff, aged 75.
A fuller biography is available in ‘Percy Bush – Welsh Rugby’s Little Marvel’ by Ken Poole.
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 8 8 0 0 196 112 36
Pontypridd 8 5 0 3 192 174 24
Aberavon 7 5 0 2 135 118 22
Merthyr 8 4 0 4 179 179 21
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