Player

Barry Nelmes - Prop

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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
Cardiff 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6