Player

Bobby Delahay - Scrumhalf

Bobby Delahay
Date Of Birth02/09/1900
Place Of BirthBridgend
EducationPenybont School
ClubsCardiff, Bridgend Ravens, Torquay Athletic
RegionsDevon
HonoursWales
William James (Bobby) Delahay was born in Bridgend and played 148 games as scrumhalf for Cardiff between 1923 and 1928. In his early career Delahay played for Bridgend and won his first eight caps while playing for his home town club. Delahay was first capped for Wales on the 21 January 1922 in a match against England. Delahay was one of eight new caps on the day and Wales beat England easily, scoring eight tries, Delahay scoring one of them. Delahay would be selected for all four games in the 1922 Five Nations Championship, which Wales won, but the next year, again selected for all four games in the competition Delahay was part of the Wales team that came last. In 1923, after his switch to Cardiff, Delahay gave some terrible performances in Welsh trials, and was not selected for the 1924 tournament. After his good game for Cardiff against the All Blacks (scoring a memorable try in Cardiff’s 8-18 defeat), he was re-selected to play for Wales against the same touring New Zealanders.
Delahay would play all games in the 1925 and 1926 Five Nations Championships, and in the final game of the 1926 tournament he was selected as Wales captain in the game against France. Remarkably although a scrum half his international selections also saw him at outside half and centre.
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