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 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