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Jim Hannan
Jim Hannan.jpg
Hannan in Welsh jersey
Personal information
Full name James Hannan
Place of birth Newport, Monmouthshire[1]
Place of death Newport, Monmouthshire
Height 5ft. 9ins.
Weight 13st. 7lbs.
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Forward
London Welsh RFC
Newport RFC
National team(s) Caps (points)
1888–1895 Wales 19 (2)

Jim Hannan (1864–22 June, 1905) was a Welsh international rugby union player who played club rugby for Newport. A strong tactical forward his scrummaging work was excellent and could pivot the whole scrum around him.[2]

He first played for Newport in the 1884/85 season, but played only the single game. The next season he was a regular member of the first XV finding himself surrounded by many of the Welsh international forwards.[3] In the 1891/92 season Hannon was part of the unbeaten Newport team.


International rugby career

Hannan was first capped for Wales against the touring New Zealand Māori team on December 22, 1888 and scored a try in the game. He would represent his team on another 18 occasions, and although on the losing side more often than not, he was part of the 1890 Wales team that beat England for the first time at Dewsbury in 1890. In 1893 he was part of the Wales team that won their first Triple Crown under the captaincy of Arthur Gould.


International matches played



  • Alcock, C.W.; Hill, Rowland (1997). Famous Rugby Footballers 1895. Horefield,: Yore Publications. ISBN 1874427429.  
  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3.  
  • Thomas, Wayne (1979). A Century of Welsh Rugby Players. Ansells Ltd.  


  1. ^ Newport RFC player profiles
  2. ^ Thomas (1979), pg 13.
  3. ^ Thomas (1979), pg 14.
  4. ^ Smith (1980), pg 466.


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