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Hubert Day
Personal information
Full name Hubert Charles Day[1]
Date of birth May 8, 1908(1908-05-08)
Place of birth Griffithstown, Wales
Date of death 27 June 1977 (aged 69)
Place of death Salford, England
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
Clubs
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1927-1932
Blaenavon RFC
Pontypool RFC
Newport RFC
Salford RLFC
National team(s) Caps (points)
1930-1931 Wales[2] 5 (0)

Hubert Day (8 May, 1908 - 27 June, 1977) was a rugby hooker who played rugby union for Newport and rugby league for Salford. He was awarded five caps for Wales under union rules and was part of the Welsh side that won the 1931 Five Nations Championship.

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Rugby career

Day was first selected for Wales in the 1930 Five Nations Championship in a match against Scotland at Murrayfield. Day was one of two new caps in the Welsh squad alongside Swansea's Dai Thomas. Wales lost the match 9-12, but Day was reselected for the next game of the tournament in a win over Ireland, under the captaincy of Jack Bassett. The final game of the Championship was an away game to France. The match was notoriously bad tempered with the referee forced to make multiple stoppages to reproach both packs as fist fights broke out throughout the game. Day himself was kicked in the mouth and was forced to leave the pitch to have several stitches in his lip.

Day played twice in the 1931 Five Nations Championship which Wales won after drawing against England and beating the remaining three teams. Day's final match was the second game in a win against Scotland at the Cardiff Arms Park. Day later switched codes, 'Going North' to join Salford RLFC.

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International matches played

Wales[3]

Bibliography

  • Billot, John (1974). Springboks in Wales. Ferndale: Ron Jones Publications.  
  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0708307663.  

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