Born 6th June 1929 at Cardiff of English parents. First played rugby at Bassaleg School and continued at Nottingham Univ. Known as ?Gentle Giant?. Joined Newport in 1946 and played first game in 1949. Did not secure a permanent place until the early ?50?s. Played his 300th game vs Neath Sept 1960 at RP. Played 482 games for Newport 1950-1966. Played 475 game vs Ebbw Vale in Apr 1965. Played for Wales (E,S 1959). Played for Extras, United and then 1st XV. Vice captain in 1959/60 (B Jones capt). Greatest moments were Newport vs 1960 SA, 1963 NZ (proudest moment) and Bristol Dec 1964 (when Newport fielded 10 reserves and won 25-3 at Memorial Ground). Emigrated to NZ ? Advisory Officer, Dept of Horticulture, Bay of Plenty 1967-1971. Returned in 1971 and became committee member and helped out with coaching. Son Justin also a 2nd row played for England U19 in 1977.