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William Cope
Date Of Birth18/08/1870
Place Of BirthRoath
EducationMr Shewbrook's Academy, Cambridge University, Repton School
ClubsCardiff, Blackheath
HonoursWales
InvitationalBarbarians
Born in Cardiff in 1870, William Cope played 47 times for Cardiff between 1891 and 1896 scoring one try. A second row forward, he had gained a ‘blue’ for Cambridge in the varsity match of 1891. On his return home he joined Cardiff whom he represented for five years. Cope also played for Blackheath and was invited to play for the Barbarians – playing seven times for the touring side, including two appearances against Cardiff. In 1896 William Cope was selected to play for Wales against Scotland, his only international appearance.
A Welsh Conservative Party politician, Cope was a Member of Parliament for Llandaff and Barry from 1918 to 1929 and in 1928 was knighted and also made a baronet. Sir William Cope, Bt was elevated to the peerage in July 1945 as Baron Cope of St Mellons.
Sir William Cope, Bart. K.C. J.P. D.L. died on 15th July 1946 aged 75.
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 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3