David Samuel

David Samuel

Position: Back Row

Died 15/09/1943
Place Of Birth Swansea

Born in Swansea in 1869, David Samuel was a forward who first played for the All Whites in 1891, progressing from the Morriston club in the town. He played in swansea's win over English Champion Club Blackheath in the unofficial British Championship match on Easter Monday 1891 along with his brother John.

David was capped twice for Wales against Ireland in 1891 and again in 1893. His international debut was also notable as he scored a try and his brother John (qv) played in the same Welsh fifteen. David Samuel was employed in a tinplate works at the Cwmbwrla works and later at Cwmfelin. In later years he worked as an assorter at the King's Docks in Swansea. His brother John and a second brother Jack, also played for the Swansea club. David initially retired from playing at the end of 1891-92 but was persuaded to turn out again in some games for the injury stricken club by its captain, Charlie Coke. Samuel was a deacon at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Mansleton. He also played cricket for Swansea and was a noted quoits player. he died in Killay, Gower on 15th September 1943.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1  
Clubs: - Morriston - Swansea -
Honours: - Wales -

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