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Bill (WE) Tamplin - Lock

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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
Cardiff 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6