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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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3