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Brinley Phillips - Loose forward

Wales RL
Brinley Phillips
Heritage No96
Date Of Birth11/10/1900
Place Of BirthMerthyr Tydfil
ClubsHuddersfield Giants, Aberavon, Glamorgan Police, Taibach
HonoursWales, Wales RL
Brinley Phillips won one Welsh cap, that in a defeat to England in 1926 and also won five in the union code. He was one of the many Glamorgan Police officers who was capped in the Welsh pack, having begun as a labourer. He won his union caps with Aberavon, but also played for Taibach, the Welsh Police and Penarth and had been reserve against Scotland in 1924. Against England at Cardiff in 1926, his final rugby union cap, he led the Welsh pack that contained six Police officers. He was a late convert from association football and was a Glamorgan Police constable starting in Penarth, but after four years in the police and only 11 days after that England match, he resigned from the force and turned professional with Huddersfield for £600. As well as representing Wales, he also played and scored for Glamorgan against Monmouthshire in 1927 in Pontypridd. He returned to South Wales on retirement from rugby and lived in Port Talbot working as a docks coal trimmer. He died in Neath on 6 May 1980, aged 79.
1925-1926 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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