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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
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19