Player

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 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
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