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Alun Priday - Fullback

Alun Priday
Date Of Birth23/01/1933
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationWhitchurch Boys School, Whitchurch Grammar School, Glanynant School
ClubsCardiff, Aberavon, Penarth, Rhiwbina
RegionsGlamorgan
HonoursWales
InvitationalBarbarians
Alun James Priday was born in January 1933 in Whitchurch. After making his debut in April 1953 (a 15 – 0 victory over Harlequins) he went on to play 410 games for Cardiff (scoring 33 tries) in an illustrious career that lasted until 1966. Despite his regular appearances for the Blue and Blacks he was largely overlooked in the international arena winning only two Welsh caps – in 1958 against Ireland at Lansdowne Road and then in 1961 against the same opposition in Cardiff. He represented the Barbarians in 1963 - 64 against East Midlands and also played for the RAF and for Glamorgan County.
Following his retirement from playing Alun served as committeeman and secretary at the Arms Park and was unsurprisingly among the first players to be inducted into the Cardiff Rugby Hall of Fame. Further biographical details can be found on that page on the club website.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1952-1953 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953-1954 12 9 1 2 0 7 2 0 20
1954-1955 20 16 0 4 1 11 6 0 43
1955-1956 42 30 1 11 2 3 2 0 18
1956-1957 36 26 1 9 3 40 20 0 149
1957-1958 36 25 6 5 2 25 23 1 128
1958-1959 40 19 7 14 4 37 16 0 134
1959-1960 39 21 8 10 1 31 17 0 116
1960-1961 39 29 5 5 5 31 25 0 152
1961-1962 38 25 5 8 2 38 18 0 136
1962-1963 41 24 5 12 9 43 21 0 176
1963-1964 34 24 2 8 1 34 20 1 134
1964-1965 22 12 4 6 2 25 7 0 77
1965-1966 7 5 1 1 1 3 7 1 33
TOTAL 408 267 46 95 33 328 184 3 1316
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 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3