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Encyclopedia > Clive Rowlands

Clive Rowlands (born 14 May 1938 in Upper Cwmtwrch) is a former Welsh rugby union footballer and later coach. May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Welsh are a Celtic ethnic group primarily associated with Wales and the Welsh language. ... Rugby Union is a team sport that was developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. ...


A teacher by profession, Rowlands played club rugby at scrum-half for Abercrave, Pontypool, Llanelli and Swansea. He captained Pontypool in the 1962 – 63 season, and captained Swansea in the 1967 – 1968 season Pontypool Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team currently playing in the Welsh Premier Division Their home ground is Pontypool Park, (Pontypool). ... Llanelli Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team founded in 1872. ... Swansea Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby team which plays in the Welsh Premier Division. ...


Unusually, his first cap for Wales against England in 1963 was as captain, a position which he retained for his next 13 caps between 1963 and 1965, leading Wales to their first Triple Crown victory since 1952. He captained Wales in every game he played. The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh rugby union, represent Wales at the national sport of rugby union. ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ...


In the 1963 Five Nations match against Scotland in wet and muddy conditions, Rowlands and David Watkins decided to kick for touch as many times as possible, with the result that there were 111 line-outs in the match. Wales won 6-0 but the International Rugby Board responded with a change in the laws, making it illegal to kick direct into touch except from within the team's own 22. History The Five Nations Championship, with its predecessor, the Home Championship, was the premier international rugby union tournament in the Northern hemisphere. ... Rugby union in Scotland is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union, a founder member of the International Rugby Board in 1886 with fellow Celtic nations Ireland and Wales. ... David Watkins may refer to: David Watkins--Welsh rugby player, career 1967-1983 David Watkins--British Labour Politician, MP for Consett until 1983 David Ogden Watkins--Acting Governor of New Jersey, 1898-1899 This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... The International Rugby Board (IRB), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is the world governing and law-making body for the game of Rugby Union (as opposed to Rugby League—see the respective entries for differences between the two). ...


After retiring as a player, Rowlands was coach of the Welsh national team for 29 matches between 1968 and 1974, becoming the youngest person to hold this position. This was a successful period for Wales, including a Grand Slam in 1971. He was manager of the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia in 1989 and also managed the British Isles team versus a rest of the world team in 1986, as well as managing Wales in the 1987 Rugby World Cup. He was President of the Welsh Rugby Union in 1989. Grand Slam is a general sports term applied when achieving something special. ... The official 2005 Lions logo The British and Irish Lions (formerly British Isles and then the British Lions; commonly the Lions) is a Rugby Union side comprising a pick of the best players from the Home nation unions in Great Britain and Ireland. ... The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: Undeb Rygbi Cymru) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ...


 
 

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