Player

William Bowen - Forward

William Bowen
Place Of BirthPembroke
ClubsSwansea
HonoursWales
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Place Of Birth: Pembroke
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Playing Career
Clubs: Swansea
Honours: Wales


Profile
Born : 1862, Pembroke
Died : 26 September 1925, Swansea
Position : Forward
Major Teams : Swansea, Wales.
Wales Caps : 13.
William Arnold Bowen was employed as a docker and later as a builder. He was a highly influential club captain for 3 consecutive seasons (1889/90 – 1891/92) who was reputedly liked and admired by the whole team. The impressive playing record during his 3 seasons in charge was played 90, won 70, drawn 9, lost 11. The team was the premier team in Wales for the 1st two of those seasons and runners up in the third.
He played as a forward for Wales on 13 occasions between 1886 and 1891 and was captain versus England in 1891. He was also a member of the team on 15 February 1890 that defeated England for the 1st time.
He played for wales against England in 1886, 1887, 1890 & 1891.
Against Scotland in 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890 & 1891
Against Ireland in 1887, 1889 & 1890.
Against the New Zealand Natives in 1888.
He made his Swansea debut in 1886 and retired in April 1892 but served on the match committee for a number of years afterwards.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Cardiff 19 14 1 4 591 395 72
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 19 9 0 10 410 380 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3