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Arnold Rickards
Date Of Birth17/08/1901
Place Of BirthThornbury
ClubsCardiff
RegionsGloucestershire
HonoursWales
Arnold Robert Rickards was the first of eight children born to Robert and Minnie Rickards.
He played for Pontypool and then moved to play for Cardiff. It was while he was playing for Cardiff that he achieved his finest hour because he was selected to play for Wales against France in Paris on 27th March 1924. Unfortunately, he got injured in the match and was never selected for Wales again although he did continue to play at local level and also played for Gloucester against New Zealand on 25th September 1924.
Rickards was a Policeman stationed in Barry and transferred to Mountain Ash where he was captain of Mountain Ash and also Glamorgan Police.
He died in Mountain Ash on 18th June 1966 shortly before his 65th birthday
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 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