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Encyclopedia > Alix Popham

Alix Popham (born 17 October 1977 in Newport) is a Welsh rugby union footballer, who plays for the Llanelli Scarlets in the Celtic League. Thomas has also played for Wales. He has played 17 times for Wales. October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... For other uses of the name Newport, see Newport (disambiguation). ... The Welsh are an ethnic group associated with Wales and the Welsh language, which is a Celtic language. ... A scrum Rugby union (often referred to as rugby, union or football) is one of the two codes of rugby football, the other being rugby league. ... The Llanelli Scarlets are a Rugby Union team from Wales, playing in the Celtic League and European Rugby Cup/European Rugby Shield. ... The Celtic League is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, seen by many as the third major league in Europe, after the English Guinness Premiership and the French TOP 14. ... First International England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh...

He captained the under-21 Welsh team and played for Wales 'A'. He moved from the Leeds Tykes to the Scarlets in the summer of 2005. Popham made his international debut for Wales in June of 2003 against the Wallabies. He was also capped another three times before being included in Wales' 2003 Rugby World Cup squad. He played two matches during the tournament. Leeds Tykes is an English rugby union club, based in Leeds, that currently competes in the Guinness Premiership, the highest level of the sport in England. ... First international British Isles 3 - 13 Australia (24 June 1899) Largest win Namibia 0 - 142 Australia (25 October 2003) Worst defeat South Africa 61 - 22 Australia (23 August 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1991, 1999 The Australian national rugby union team is the representative... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth world cup in rugby union history. ...

The following season he played in the 2004 Six Nations Championship, as well as being capped against the Springboks in June, and against Japan in November. He played two international in 2005, and was capped five times in 2006, in the Six Nations, and against Romania in June. First international British and Irish Lions 4 - 0 South Africa (30 July 1891) Largest win Uruguay 5 - 134 South Africa (11 June 2005) Worst defeat England 53 - 3 South Africa (23 November 2002) World Cup Appearances 3 (First in 1995) Best result Champions, 1995 The Springboks, Bokke or amaBokoboko are... The 2006 Six Nations Championship was the seventh series of the rugby union Six Nations Championship to be held since the competition expanded in 2000 to include Italy. ...

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