|Place Of Birth
||175cm / 5' 9"
||77kg / 12st 1lbs
Dewi Iorwerth Ellis Bebb (7 August 1938 - 14 March 1996)
Clubs: Bangor RFC, Colwyn Bay RFC,
United Services RFC,
Portsmouth RFC, Swansea RFC,
Honours: Wales - 34 caps
British Lions - 1962 & 1966 - 8 tests
Dewi Bebb was the son of the Welsh historian Ambrose Bebb. Educated at Friars School, Bangor, he later studied at Trinity College, Carmarthen, and Cardiff Teacher Training College. He made his debut for Swansea in a game against Llanelli in 1958. He remained with Swansea throughout his senior playing career, making 221 appearances, scoring 87 tries and captaining the team in the 1963-4 and 1964-5 seasons.
He was a player blessed with blistering yet sustained pace. This was amply demonstrated by his try against France in 1961 when he dribbled the ball three-quarters of the length of the pitch. He was noted also for his sound defence.
He made his first of 34 appearances for Wales against England in 1959 aged just 20, scoring a try on his debut in the 5 - 0 win. Bebb eventually won thirty four caps between 1959 and 1967 scoring eleven tries. He was selected for Wales' first overseas tour in 1964 and played in the Welsh rugby team's first match outside of Europe and its first in the Southern Hemisphere; played against East Africa in Nairobi on 12 May 1964, Wales winning 8-26. He toured with the British and Irish Lions to South Africa in 1962, playing in two of the four tests, and to Australia, New Zealand and Canada in 1966, playing in all six tests. He was joint top try scorer on the 1966 tour.
Bebb was initially a teacher by profession, but later became a broadcaster and journalist with TWW and HTV. He died in Cardiff on 14 March 1996.
His son Sion is a professional golfer who has played on the European Tour.
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