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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 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