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.
PLAYER FOR P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
Wales 13 3 2 8 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 13 3 2 8 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 27 21 0 6 798 501 107
Llandovery 28 20 1 7 803 492 98
Cardiff 26 19 1 6 771 547 95
Ebbw Vale 28 19 1 8 671 512 90
Pontypridd 25 18 0 7 840 480 89
Aberavon 26 17 2 7 612 490 83
Newport 29 16 2 11 726 678 83
Swansea 28 15 0 13 625 552 75
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 26 12 1 13 669 556 73
Carmarthen Quins 29 13 1 15 616 544 71
Llanelli 29 11 1 17 622 710 58
Bedwas 28 10 1 17 615 786 52
Bridgend Ravens 26 9 0 17 544 651 50
Cross Keys 27 5 1 21 552 925 35
Bargoed 27 6 0 21 522 872 33
Neath 27 1 0 26 379 1069 3