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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3