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Bill Roche - Back row

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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
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