Player

Barry Nelmes - Prop

Barry Nelmes
Height188
Weight108
Date Of Birth17/04/1948
Place Of BirthBristol
ClubsCardiff
RegionsSouth & South West
HonoursEngland
InvitationalBarbarians
Bristolian Barry Nelmes joined Cardiff in 1973 and formed an exceptional front row with Alan Phillips and Mike Knill. Having been Vice Captain for two seasons he was made Captain in the 1978 - 79 season and played 166 times for the Blue and Blacks. Before moving to Cardiff he had played for Bristol making his debut at just 16 years old. He represented England Schools U15 against Wales in 1963 and two years later was selected for the Western Counties XV that beat the touring Wallabies. His England debut was against Australia in Sydney 1975, the first of six appearances for his country with his last cap being against New Zealand at Twickenham in 1975 (he was the first Cardiff player to be capped by England). He also played for The Barbarians, playing against the British and Irish Lions in 1977 and again the following year against the All Blacks in Cardiff 1978.
Barry Nelmes died suddenly, in Cardiff, in December 2006 at the age of 58.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1973-1974 23 18 1 4 3 0 0 0 12
1974-1975 34 21 2 11 7 0 0 0 28
1975-1976 24 14 2 8 1 0 0 0 4
1976-1977 41 29 1 11 7 0 0 0 28
1977-1978 32 24 1 7 5 0 0 0 20
1978-1979 27 19 0 8 3 0 0 0 12
1979-1980 12 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 193 134 7 52 26 0 0 0 104
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