Player

William Bowen - Forward

William Bowen
Place Of BirthPembroke
ClubsSwansea
HonoursWales
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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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3