Player

Howie Norris - Prop

Howie Norris
Height185
Weight98
Date Of Birth11/06/1934
Place Of BirthPorth
EducationSt Luke's College, Exeter, Porth Secondary School
ClubsCardiff, Tylorstown
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, Wales Schools
InvitationalBarbarians
Charles Howard Norris played 413 times between 1958 and 1971 scoring 12 tries. Best known as a tough scrummaging prop it may surprise many to learn that he made his debut for Cardiff in the back row and played there and even second row before finally settling into the position for which he is most famous. He was capped twice for Wales (as a prop) both times against France, once in 1963 and the other in 1966.
In 1966 he was selected for the British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand and played in the first three tests against the All Blacks, giving him the distinction of earning more caps for the Lions than his own country.
He also played for Tylorstown and made one appearance for Cardiff in the Snelling 7s.
With such an illustrious career with Cardiff it is no surprise to see the name of Howard Norris in the Cardiff Rugby Hall of Fame and further biographical details can be found in that section of the club website.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1958-1959 34 17 4 13 1 0 1 0 6
1959-1960 35 19 7 9 5 0 0 0 15
1960-1961 37 27 5 5 3 0 0 0 9
1961-1962 34 21 5 8 1 1 0 0 5
1962-1963 39 23 5 11 1 0 0 0 3
1963-1964 39 29 2 8 1 0 0 0 3
1964-1965 44 27 6 11 1 0 0 0 3
1965-1966 29 23 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
1966-1967 30 18 4 8 0 0 0 0 0
1967-1968 27 21 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
1968-1969 34 23 3 8 1 0 0 0 3
1969-1970 25 18 3 4 1 1 0 0 5
1970-1971 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971-1972 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 413 271 48 94 15 2 1 0 52
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