Player

Bill (WE) Tamplin - Lock

Bill (WE) Tamplin
Date Of Birth10/05/1917
Place Of BirthRisca
ClubsCardiff, Newport, Pontypool, Abercarn, Abergavenny
HonoursWales
InvitationalBarbarians
William Ewart (Bill) Tamplin first played club rugby for smaller second class clubs before joining Pontypool and then Newport. When World War Two ended he joined Cardiff, playing 252 matches over eight seasons and scored seven tries. His first Welsh cap came against Scotland, at Murrayfield, in 1947 (he won seven in all) and in 1948 he played for the Barbarians against Australia.
Bill Tamplin passed away in Pontypool in October 1989 at the age of 72.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1945-1946 33 26 2 5 0 16 4 0 44
1946-1947 30 24 3 3 0 40 12 1 120
1947-1948 24 23 0 1 1 41 14 0 127
1948-1949 25 23 1 1 0 21 10 0 72
1949-1950 38 28 3 7 4 30 22 1 141
1950-1951 39 30 4 5 0 35 22 1 139
1951-1952 32 24 2 6 0 26 22 0 118
1952-1953 30 23 2 5 2 38 16 0 130
TOTAL 251 201 17 33 7 247 122 3 891
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