Horace Phillips

Horace Phillips

Position: Wing

Born 24/08/1928
Died 12/12/2009
Place Of Birth Swansea

'Phillips, Horace', 'Born 24th August 1928, died 12th December 2009.

 A product of Dynevor Grammar School and Trinity College Carmarthen, he was a school teacher by profession. Coming up from Vadre United, Horace's Swansea Career began in the  1950-51 season with a sharp baptism of fire against the 1951 Springboks at St Helens reflecting his good form that season. He finished the 1951-52 season as top try scorer with 11 tries. He gained a Welsh Cap on the wing at his home ground against France in 1952. He also toured with The All Whites on their ground breaking tour to Romania in 1954 and stood in temporarily to Captain Swansea in the 1955-56 season for injured Billy williams. He retired from playing in 1956. In the Club''s Centenary Season of 1973-74 he was entrusted with guiding the newly formed Former Players'' Association through its infancy into the strong organisation it is today.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1950/1951 30 19 3 8 9 0 0 0 27  
  1951/1952 30 12 4 14 11 0 0 0 33  
  1952/1953 31 15 4 12 9 0 0 0 27  
  1953/1954 32 16 6 10 13 0 0 0 39  
  1954/1955 26 9 3 14 8 0 0 0 24  
  1955/1956 21 10 2 9 3 0 0 1 12  
  1956/1957 7 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 177 85 23 69 53 0 0 1 162  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

Season Breakdown for 1951
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  09/09/1950 CA Bordeaux-Begles Gironde WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 5  
  16/09/1950 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 5  
  23/09/1950 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  28/09/1950 Ranji Walker’s XV WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  07/10/1950 Rosslyn Park WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 10  
  14/10/1950 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  28/10/1950 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/11/1950 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  18/11/1950 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  25/11/1950 Richmond WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  02/12/1950 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  09/12/1950 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  25/12/1950 Watsonians WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 3  
  27/12/1950 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 32 - 3  
  13/01/1951 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  27/01/1951 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 19  
  03/02/1951 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  10/02/1951 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  17/02/1951 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 6  
  24/02/1951 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  03/03/1951 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  10/03/1951 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  17/03/1951 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  24/03/1951 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 0  
  26/03/1951 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 17  
  12/04/1951 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  14/04/1951 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  21/04/1951 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  28/04/1951 Plymouth Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  31/05/1951 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
Season Breakdown for 1952
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/1951 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  15/09/1951 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 5  
  22/09/1951 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 21  
  29/09/1951 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 15  
  06/10/1951 Rosslyn Park WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 6  
  13/10/1951 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  20/10/1951 Cheltenham WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  27/10/1951 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 18  
  03/11/1951 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  17/11/1951 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  24/11/1951 Richmond WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  01/12/1951 Plymouth Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 8  
  15/12/1951 South Africa WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  25/12/1951 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  26/12/1951 UAU WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 24  
  05/01/1952 RAF WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  12/01/1952 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  26/01/1952 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  16/02/1952 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 8 - 8  
  23/02/1952 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  01/03/1952 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 16  
  15/03/1952 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  29/03/1952 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 8  
  12/04/1952 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  14/04/1952 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 18  
  15/04/1952 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 14  
  19/04/1952 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  26/04/1952 Plymouth Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 12 - 14  
  28/04/1952 Torquay WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 12  
  29/04/1952 St Ives WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
Season Breakdown for 1953
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/09/1952 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  16/09/1952 Halifax WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 8  
  18/09/1952 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  20/09/1952 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  25/09/1952 Group Captains Walker's XV WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  27/09/1952 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  04/10/1952 Rosslyn Park WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 0  
  11/10/1952 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 8  
  18/10/1952 Penarth WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 13 - 0  
  25/10/1952 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  08/11/1952 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  15/11/1952 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  22/11/1952 Richmond WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 20  
  06/12/1952 West Wales WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  13/12/1952 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  20/12/1952 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  25/12/1952 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  26/12/1952 UAU WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  27/12/1952 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  31/01/1953 Plymouth Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  07/02/1953 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 8  
  14/02/1953 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  21/02/1953 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 10  
  28/02/1953 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  07/03/1953 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  14/03/1953 Bath Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  06/04/1953 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 18  
  11/04/1953 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  15/04/1953 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  18/04/1953 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  25/04/1953 Plymouth Albion WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
Season Breakdown for 1954
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1953 Ammanford WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 26 - 6  
  05/09/1953 Swansea & District WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 3  
  07/09/1953 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  12/09/1953 Group Captains Walker's XV WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  17/09/1953 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  10/10/1953 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  17/10/1953 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  24/10/1953 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  31/10/1953 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  07/11/1953 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/11/1953 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  21/11/1953 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 12  
  28/11/1953 Richmond WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 13  
  12/12/1953 New Zealand WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  25/12/1953 Watsonians WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 21 - 11  
  26/12/1953 UAU WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  28/12/1953 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  02/01/1954 RAF WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  23/01/1954 North Wales WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 31 - 10  
  13/02/1954 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  20/02/1954 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  27/02/1954 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  06/03/1954 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 5  
  13/03/1954 Bath Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 0  
  20/03/1954 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  03/04/1954 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  07/04/1954 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 13  
  10/04/1954 Plymouth WI 2 0 0 0 6 L 13 - 14  
  12/04/1954 Torquay WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 11  
  17/04/1954 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  19/04/1954 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 16  
  24/04/1954 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
Season Breakdown for 1955
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/10/1954 Harlequins WI 2 0 0 0 6 L 8 - 16  
  16/10/1954 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  23/10/1954 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  30/10/1954 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 16  
  06/11/1954 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  13/11/1954 Plymouth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  27/11/1954 Richmond WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  04/12/1954 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  18/12/1954 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  25/12/1954 Watsonians WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  26/12/1954 UAU WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  28/12/1954 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  01/01/1955 RAF WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  08/01/1955 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  05/02/1955 Halifax WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  05/03/1955 Maesteg WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  12/03/1955 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  19/03/1955 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  28/03/1955 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 10  
  29/03/1955 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  02/04/1955 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 9 - 12  
  04/04/1955 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  09/04/1955 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  11/04/1955 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  16/04/1955 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  23/04/1955 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 13  
Season Breakdown for 1956
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1955 Romania WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 39  
  08/09/1955 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  10/09/1955 Group Captains Walker's XV WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  15/09/1955 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  17/09/1955 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  24/09/1955 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  01/10/1955 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 0  
  08/10/1955 Halifax WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  15/10/1955 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  29/10/1955 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 1 3 L 9 - 11  
  05/11/1955 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  12/11/1955 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 16  
  26/11/1955 Richmond WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 18  
  03/12/1955 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  17/12/1955 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/12/1955 UAU WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  27/12/1955 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  28/01/1956 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/03/1956 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  14/04/1956 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  21/04/1956 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 18  
Season Breakdown for 1957
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1956 Germany WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  08/09/1956 Group Captains Walker's XV WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  13/09/1956 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/09/1956 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 21  
  03/11/1956 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  01/12/1956 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  08/12/1956 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 16  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Swansea - Vardre -
Education: - Dynevor Grammar School - Trinity College, Carmarthen -
Honours: - Wales -

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