Played for Newport RFC 1909-10 to 1913-14 and for 1919-20 to 1920-21. Fullback who made several try saving tackles against South Africa in 1912.
In his book 'Newport Rugby Greats' (Handpost Books 1995) Alan Roderick relates:-
"... It was Fred Birt who scored the points, but Herbert Wreford who made the tackles on that distant day back in 1912 when Newport defied the South Africans to take the Springbok's Head, the first team to do so. (The idea, dreamt up by a South African newspaper, was that the tourists should present the animal's head to the first team to beat them and it now holds pride of place in Newport RFC's Trophy Room.) Three times, Herbert pulled off tremendous tackles: twice on flying right wing, Johannes Stegmann from the Cape Province, one of which almost certainly prevented a try, and one on left winger Otto van der Hoff. Herbert started out as a round ball player and came to rugby comparatively late in life, but, luckily for Newport, as a tackier, he was a 'natural'. He played seven seasons for Newport (1909-10 to 1913-14 and 1919-20 to 1920-21) playing in 151 games but scoring very few points: one drop goal and one penalty goal was all he had to show for all those matches, but then with ace kickers like Fred Birt in the side, Herbert probably did not get that much of a chance to challenge the men behind the Scoreboard."