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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. Although a loyal clubman, he did play a small handful of games for other teams. When Cardiff were on tour in the West Country on one occasion he played a game for Penarth and he played twice for Aberavon. When his playing days at the Arms Park were over he played a season with Rhiwbina (the club still in its formative years).
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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3