Dai Gwynn

Dai Gwynn

Position: Wing

Died 08/03/1910
Place Of Birth Swansea

 

David (Dai) Gwynn played as a back on 6 occasions for Wales between 1882 and 1891. His first game for Wales was at his home ground of St Helens against England in 1882 which was the first Welsh international on Welsh soil. He did not play again for Wales till the 1887 championship. His brother Bill Gwynn played for Wales in this intervening period though they never played together at international level. Dai Gwynn's second cap was another loss, this time to Scotland. He was however, in the 1890 Welsh side that beat England for the very first time and played in the drawn game with Ireland that year. He played his last two Welsh internationals against Scotland and Ireland in 1891.

He made his debut for Swansea in February 1880 and continued playing for the club until 1890. Dai was part of the Swansea side that won the South Wales Challenge Cup in 1880 and again for the second time in 1886. He was also leading try scorer for Swansea in the 1887-88 season In April 1890 he went to play for Oldham and captained them in 1890/91. He also played centre for the Lancashire team that won the county championship in 1890/91.

Dai Gwynn eventually returned to Swansea after his playing days were over.  He was later associated with Swansea cricket club for many years, particularly as club umpire. Sadly, he died in Swansea of consumption in the workhouse in 1910. He was the younger brother of WH Gwynn.

 

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1879/1880 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0  
  Total 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

Season Breakdown for 1880
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/02/1880 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 0  
  21/02/1880 Scarlets 1/2 0 0 0 1 0 W 0 - 0  
  28/02/1880 Llandovery College 3/4 0 0 0 2 0 W 0 - 0  
  06/03/1880 Lampeter College 1/2 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 - 0  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 6 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Exeter Chiefs - Oldham - Swansea -
Region: - Lancashire -
Honours: - Wales -

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