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Arthur Flowers (Boxer) Harding - Forward

Arthur Flowers (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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3