Dewi Bebb

Dewi Bebb

Position: Wing

Born 07/08/1938
Died 13/03/1996
Place Of Birth Bangor
Height 175cm / 5' 9"
Weight 77kg / 12st 1lbs

Dewi Iorwerth Ellis Bebb (7 August 1938 - 14 March 1996)
Position: wing
Clubs: Bangor RFC, Colwyn Bay RFC,
United Services RFC,
Portsmouth RFC, Swansea RFC,
Barbarians FC.
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.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1958/1959 9 4 2 3 7 0 0 0 21  
  1959/1960 24 11 5 8 14 0 0 0 42  
  1960/1961 29 17 3 9 12 0 0 0 36  
  1961/1962 26 7 5 14 8 0 0 0 24  
  1962/1963 23 9 2 12 4 0 0 0 12  
  1963/1964 28 16 4 8 13 0 0 0 39  
  1964/1965 35 15 3 17 12 0 0 1 39  
  1965/1966 24 6 3 15 8 0 0 0 24  
  1966/1967 23 6 1 16 7 0 0 0 21  
  Total 221 91 28 102 85 0 0 1 258  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

Season Breakdown for 1959
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/10/1958 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 5  
  27/12/1958 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 8  
  31/01/1959 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  14/02/1959 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  21/02/1959 Gloucester Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 25 - 0  
  28/02/1959 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 16  
  21/03/1959 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  28/03/1959 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 3  
  13/04/1959 Scarlets WI 2 0 0 0 6 D 8 - 8  
Season Breakdown for 1960
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1959 New Brighton WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 0  
  07/09/1959 Gorseinon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 9  
  19/09/1959 Bristol Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 14  
  24/09/1959 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  26/09/1959 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  10/10/1959 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  31/10/1959 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 6  
  14/11/1959 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  21/11/1959 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 0  
  28/11/1959 Richmond WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 17  
  05/12/1959 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 18  
  19/12/1959 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  28/12/1959 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  23/01/1960 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  30/01/1960 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  13/02/1960 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 3  
  20/02/1960 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  05/03/1960 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  19/03/1960 Cardiff WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  29/03/1960 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/04/1960 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  04/04/1960 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  16/04/1960 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 13  
  18/04/1960 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 0  
Season Breakdown for 1961
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1960 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  10/09/1960 Aviron Bayonnais WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 6  
  15/09/1960 Maesteg WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  17/09/1960 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 19  
  24/09/1960 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 16  
  26/09/1960 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  01/10/1960 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 0  
  08/10/1960 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  15/10/1960 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 14  
  29/10/1960 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 12 - 12  
  12/11/1960 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  26/11/1960 South Africa WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 19  
  10/12/1960 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 6  
  27/12/1960 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  07/01/1961 RAF WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 11 - 10  
  14/01/1961 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 9  
  28/01/1961 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  02/02/1961 Royal Navy WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 3  
  13/02/1961 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  18/02/1961 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  25/02/1961 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  04/03/1961 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  18/03/1961 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  28/03/1961 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  01/04/1961 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  03/04/1961 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  04/04/1961 Cardiff WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  08/04/1961 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  15/04/1961 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
Season Breakdown for 1962
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  09/09/1961 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  14/09/1961 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  16/09/1961 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  23/09/1961 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  30/09/1961 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  07/10/1961 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  14/10/1961 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  18/10/1961 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 6  
  21/10/1961 Halifax WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  11/11/1961 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  18/11/1961 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  25/11/1961 Richmond WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 12  
  02/12/1961 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  16/12/1961 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  13/01/1962 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  09/02/1962 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  13/02/1962 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 24  
  17/02/1962 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 5  
  24/02/1962 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 3  
  03/03/1962 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 24  
  10/03/1962 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 10  
  17/03/1962 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  31/03/1962 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 6  
  07/04/1962 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  14/04/1962 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  23/04/1962 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 9 - 13  
Season Breakdown for 1963
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/10/1962 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  16/10/1962 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  20/10/1962 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  27/10/1962 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  10/11/1962 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  24/11/1962 Richmond WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  01/12/1962 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  08/12/1962 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 6  
  15/12/1962 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 17  
  22/12/1962 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  09/02/1963 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  16/02/1963 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  23/02/1963 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  02/03/1963 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  09/03/1963 Bath Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  12/03/1963 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  16/03/1963 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 17  
  30/03/1963 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  11/04/1963 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  13/04/1963 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 14  
  15/04/1963 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  20/04/1963 Halifax WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  29/04/1963 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 8 - 8  
Season Breakdown for 1964
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1963 Rugby Roma Olimpic WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  07/09/1963 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  14/09/1963 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  19/09/1963 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  21/09/1963 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 6  
  28/09/1963 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  05/10/1963 Halifax WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 26 - 3  
  09/10/1963 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  12/10/1963 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  19/10/1963 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  26/10/1963 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  02/11/1963 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  09/11/1963 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  23/11/1963 Richmond WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  30/11/1963 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 8  
  14/12/1963 New Zealand WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  26/12/1963 UAU WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  27/12/1963 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 6  
  28/12/1963 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  04/01/1964 RAF WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 3  
  11/01/1964 Newport WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 9  
  25/01/1964 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 5  
  08/02/1964 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  15/02/1964 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 14 - 14  
  22/02/1964 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 8  
  29/02/1964 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  14/03/1964 Bath Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 36 - 3  
  28/03/1964 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
Season Breakdown for 1965
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1964 International XV WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 17  
  05/09/1964 Ebbw Vale WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 23 - 3  
  08/09/1964 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 8 - 8  
  12/09/1964 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  17/09/1964 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  19/09/1964 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 12  
  28/09/1964 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  03/10/1964 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 9 - 24  
  10/10/1964 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  17/10/1964 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 11  
  21/10/1964 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  24/10/1964 Leicester Tigers WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 19 - 0  
  27/10/1964 Dewi Bebb's XV WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 14  
  31/10/1964 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  03/11/1964 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 1 6 W 8 - 3  
  07/11/1964 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  14/11/1964 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  21/11/1964 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  28/11/1964 Richmond WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 8  
  12/12/1964 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  19/12/1964 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  09/01/1965 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 19  
  21/01/1965 RAF WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  23/01/1965 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  30/01/1965 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  13/02/1965 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 19  
  18/02/1965 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  20/02/1965 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  27/02/1965 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  06/03/1965 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  03/04/1965 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 18 - 25  
  08/04/1965 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 16  
  10/04/1965 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  17/04/1965 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 21  
  19/04/1965 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
Season Breakdown for 1966
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/1965 Newbridge WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  11/09/1965 Halifax WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  18/09/1965 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 8  
  25/09/1965 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  30/09/1965 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 17  
  02/10/1965 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 13  
  09/10/1965 New Brighton WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  16/10/1965 Garryowen WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 38 - 3  
  23/10/1965 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  06/11/1965 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  13/11/1965 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  20/11/1965 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  27/11/1965 Richmond WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  04/12/1965 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  08/01/1966 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  29/01/1966 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  03/02/1966 Bridgend Ravens WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 9  
  12/02/1966 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 19  
  16/02/1966 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  19/02/1966 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 12  
  23/02/1966 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 9  
  26/02/1966 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 12  
  05/03/1966 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 17  
  19/03/1966 Cardiff WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 6  
Season Breakdown for 1967
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/10/1966 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  28/10/1966 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  05/11/1966 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  19/11/1966 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  26/11/1966 Australia WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  10/12/1966 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 28  
  17/12/1966 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  27/12/1966 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  06/01/1967 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  14/01/1967 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 20  
  25/01/1967 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  28/01/1967 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  11/02/1967 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  18/02/1967 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 8  
  25/02/1967 Bristol Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 11 - 5  
  04/03/1967 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 19  
  14/03/1967 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  18/03/1967 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  22/03/1967 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 35  
  25/03/1967 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  27/03/1967 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 16 - 26  
  08/04/1967 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  22/04/1967 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 34 13 4 17 11 0 0 0 33  
  British and Irish Lions 8 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - Beaumaris - Colwyn Bay - Swansea -
Education: - Friars School, Bangor - Trinity College, Carmarthen -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -
Services: - Royal Navy - United Services -

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