Player

Gwyn Nicholls - Centre

Gwyn Nicholls
Date Of Birth15/07/1874
Place Of BirthWestbury on Severn
ClubsCardiff, Newport, Cardiff Harlequins
RegionsGloucestershire
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
InvitationalBarbarians
Erith Gwyn Nicholls played 242 games for Cardiff between 1892 and 1910, scoring 111 tries, including 4 in one match against Cardiff and District RU. Captain of Cardiff 4 times he gained 24 Welsh Caps,10 as captain,
represented the Barbarians and went on the British Lions tour to Australia in 1899.
In his time Gwyn Nicholls was known as the " Prince of Three-quarters" and The Gwyn Nicholls Memorial Gates at the Arms Park were erected by public subscription as a tribute to him. The gates were originally at the entrance to the ground at the bottom of Quay Street, but when the National Stadium was built the gates were relocated to their current location at the entrance opposite the Angel Hotel.
As would be expected of one of the greatest players ever to wear the famous Blue and Black there is a wealth of available information about his life and career. There is the book ‘Prince Gwyn’ by David Parry-Jones and also a ‘Facebook’ page https:www.facebook.com/EGwynNicholls. Gwyn Nicholls is also a member of the Cardiff Rugby Hall of fame and more information is contained on that section of the club website.
His brother Sydney Herbert Nicholls and his son Geoffrey Herbert Nicholls also played for the club.
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