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Boxer Harding - Forward

Boxer Harding
Date Of Birth08/08/1878
Place Of BirthMarket Rasen
EducationChrist College, Brecon
ClubsLondon Welsh, Newport, Cardiff, Llwynypia
RegionsWanganui, Middlesex
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
InvitationalBarbarians
Arthur Flowers ‘Boxer’ Harding was born in Caistor, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire in 1878 and played for Cardiff and London Welsh and as well as Middlesex County. After being chosen to represent Wales in 1902 while playing for Cardiff, he moved to England to play for London Welsh in the early part of following season. Harding was chosen to captain London Welsh, a position he held for three seasons.
Between 1902 -1908 he gained 20 caps making his debut against England at Blackheath. During his time at Cardiff he played 24 matches scoring three tries. In 1908 Harding was chosen to captain the Lions on a 26 match tour of Australia and New Zealand.
After the end of his international career, Harding emigrated to Wanganui, New Zealand becoming a station master at Greymouth for several years.
Boxer Harding lived in New Zealand until his death in 1947, at the age of 69.
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 19 15 0 4 541 318 76
Cardiff 19 14 1 4 591 395 72
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Ebbw Vale 19 14 1 4 411 302 66
Llandovery 19 12 1 6 531 338 61
Newport 19 12 1 6 488 448 59
Aberavon 18 12 1 5 418 362 57
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 19 9 0 10 410 380 47
Swansea 18 9 0 9 419 370 46
Cross Keys 18 5 1 12 397 579 32
Bridgend Ravens 17 5 0 12 326 438 28
Llanelli 19 4 1 14 354 524 25
Bedwas 18 4 1 13 359 545 25
Bargoed 18 3 0 15 344 592 18
Neath 17 1 0 16 282 670 3