Player

Don Tarr - Hooker

Don Tarr
Date Of Birth11/03/1910
Place Of BirthLlandeilo Fawr
EducationAmmanford County School
ClubsSwansea, Ammanford, Cardiff
RegionsHampshire
HonoursWales, Wales Schools
InvitationalBarbarians
Llandeilo born Donald Tarr began his rugby career as a schoolboy representing the Welsh Secondary Schools and playing for Ammanford. When he left school he joined the Royal Navy and playing rugby for joining Cardiff, playing 23 matches in the 1931 – 32 season and then Swansea from 1933, also playing for the Royal Navy, United Services and the Barbarians.
In 1935 he gained his only Welsh cap playing against the touring All Blacks. Wales won the game 13 – 12 but Tarr’s game had been cut short by an injury so serious that one journalist wrote, "Tarr probably came closer to dying on the pitch than anyone else ever has in an international", Tarr was carried from the field with a dislocated neck, his life had been saved by the referee, who advised the medical team treating Tarr to lay him face down on the stretcher.
Don Tarr passed away in Hampshire in 1980 at the age of 70.
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
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