Player

Gordon Wells - Wing

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Gordon Wells
Height180
Weight83
Date Of Birth25/10/1928
Place Of BirthPorth
EducationPorth County School
ClubsCardiff, Penygraig, Neath
HonoursWales
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
Gordon Thomas Wells joined Cardiff comparatively late into his career at the age of 23 in 1952. He was a distinguished track and field athlete, winning the Welsh sprint title and was the United Kingdom record holder in the Triple jump. Before joining Cardiff, he played for Neath, including a game for the combined Aberavon and Neath XV against the 1951 Springboks. Between 1952 and 1962 Gordon spent 10 seasons with Cardiff, scoring 119 tries in 254 appearances, and was a popular captain in 1959 - 60. His international debut came against England in 1955 and he went on to gain seven Welsh caps, (four in the centre and three on the wing) and he also represented the Barbarians 14 times between 1955 and 1959.    
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1952-1953 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
1953-1954 8 6 1 1 3 0 0 0 9
1954-1955 34 28 3 3 17 0 0 0 51
1955-1956 34 24 0 10 20 0 0 0 60
1956-1957 29 23 2 4 11 0 0 0 33
1957-1958 29 24 3 2 14 0 0 0 42
1958-1959 22 12 4 6 7 0 0 0 21
1959-1960 42 25 7 10 16 0 0 0 48
1960-1961 34 24 4 6 21 0 0 0 63
1961-1962 17 11 3 3 10 0 0 0 30
TOTAL 254 182 27 45 120 0 0 0 360
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