Player

Dewi Bebb - Wing

Dewi Bebb
Height175
Weight77
Date Of Birth07/08/1938
Place Of BirthBangor
EducationFriars School, Bangor, Trinity College, Carmarthen
ClubsSwansea, Colwyn Bay, Beaumaris
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
InvitationalBarbarians
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.
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
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3