RIP Glyn Shaw

Everyone at Wales Rugby League is saddened to hear about the death of former Wales Rugby League men’s international player Glyn Shaw, aged 71. Heritage #306, Glyn won seven caps for Wales, making his debut against France in 1978, and one cap for Great Britain, playing against New Zealand in 1980. Born on April 11, […]

RIP Glyn Moses

Wales Rugby League were sad to hear about the death of our former international player Glyn Moses, aged 93. Born as Arthur Glyndwr Moses, he pulled on the Welsh shirt three times, the first against British Empire in the 1951 Festival of Britain international, then appearances against France in a full international in 1953, and […]

RIP Roger Owen

The former Wales Rugby League international Roger Owen has died aged 67 in his home town of Llanelli. Wales heritage number 326, Owen won two caps, both in 1981, coming off the bench against France and England. A former pupil of Llanelli Secondary Modern School, he played for Wales Youth RU, before signing for Llanelli […]

FREE update to the WRL charity publication

Wales Rugby League’s head of media Ian Golden has published an eight-page update to his charity publication, “100 Months of Rugby League in Wales” that was launched in May this year. This has been produced as a PDF – Click to download here. The update, which now ensures that the whole of the 2010s is chronicled, […]

RIP Stan Owen

Wales Rugby League are saddened to learn of the death of former international Stan Owen, who passed away yesterday (September 12th) aged 90. Pontypridd-born, Owen played at Sardis Road for his hometown side from 1950-51 before turning professional with Leigh (now Leigh Centurions). Going onto make 415 appearances for Leigh before leaving for St Helens […]

RIP Mick Murphy

Former Wales Rugby League international prop Mick Murphy has sadly died at the age of 77. (Mick is on the left of the picture above with Jim Mills in the centre and Ian Van Bellen on the right) Liverpool-born, Murphy was WRL heritage #294, winning five caps from 1975-79. This included three appearances in the […]

RIP Garfield Owen

Welsh dual code rugby legend Garfield Owen has died aged 86 after suffering with Parkinson’s Disease since the 1990s. Wales rugby league heritage #246, his lone cap came against France in 1959 where he kicked one goal in Wales’ 25-8 defeat. Born on 20 March 1932, Owen, who was educated at Cowbridge Grammar School, played […]

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