Player

Bill Roche - Back Row

Bill Roche
Date Of Birth28/03/1895
Place Of BirthLimerick
EducationUniversity College Cork
ClubsNewport, Cardiff
HonoursBritish and Irish Lions, Ireland
Dr William J Roche was born in 1895 in Limerick and represented Munster, Ireland and the British Lions. His club career saw him play for University College Cork, Cardiff and Newport. After playing for Newport in 1920 he moved west to play for Cardiff in the 1921 - 2 season, playing 22 games in the back row for the Blue and Blacks. Only one season later he re-joined the Black and Ambers, playing there until 1926 - 7, making 156 appearances and scoring 22 tries. Roche gained three international caps for Ireland and was selected for the 1924 British lions tour of South Africa although he didn't play in any of the test matches.
William Roche died in June 1983 at the age of 88.
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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3