Player

Don Tarr - Hooker

Cardiff
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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
Cardiff 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 6 3 0 3 117 102 16
Pontypridd 6 3 0 3 124 132 15
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