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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3