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Wales' rugby captains

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1. James Bevan (Cambridge University), 1881
Played 1, Lost 1

Gethin Jenkins
Gethin Jenkins became Wales' 125th captain

2. Charles P Lewis (Llandovery), 1882-83
Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2

3. Charles H Newman (Newport), 1884-87
Played 6, Drew 2, Lost 4

4. H Joe Simpson (Cardiff), 1884
Played 1, Won 1

5. Frank E Hancock (Cardiff), 1886
Played 1, Lost 1

6. Robert Gould (Newport), 1887
Played 1, Lost 1

7. Tom Clapp (Newport), 1887-88
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1

8. Arthur F Hill (Cardiff), 1889-94
Played 4, Won 1, Lost 3

9. Arthur J Gould (Newport), 1889-97
Played 18, Won 8, Drew 1, Lost 9

10. Williams H Bowen (Swansea), 1891
Played 1, Lost 1

11. Williams H Thomas (Llanelli), 1891
Played 2, Won 1, Drew 1

12. Williams J Bancroft (Swansea), 1898-1901
Played 11, Won 7, Drew 4

13. E Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), 1902-06
Played 10, Won 7, Drew 1, Lost 2

14. Tom W Pearson (Newport), 1903
Played 1, Won 1

15. G Llewellyn Lloyd (Newport), 1903
Played 1, Lost 1

16. William M Llewellyn (Newport), 1904-05
Played 5, Won 4, Lost 1

17. Richard M Owen (Swansea), 1907-12
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1

18. Williams J Trew (Swansea), 1907-13
Played 14, Won 12, Lost 2

19. Rhys T Gabe (Cardiff), 1907
Played 1, Won 1

20. Arthur F Harding (London Welsh), 1908
Played 1, Won 1

21. George Travers (Pill Harriers), 1908
Played 1, Won 1

Former Wales captain Bleddyn Williams
Bleddyn Williams won all five of his games as Wales captain

22. Edward Morgan (London Welsh), 1908
Played 1, Won 1

23. H Bert Winfield (Cardiff), 1908
Played 1, Won 1

24. Reggie A Gibbs (Cardiff), 1910
Played 1, Won 1

25. Johnnie L Williams (Cardiff), 1911
Played 1, Won 1

26. Jack Bancroft (Swansea), 1912
Played 1, Lost 1

27. Tom H Vile (Newport), 1912-21
Played 4, Won 1, Lost 3

28. John P Jones (Pontypool), 1913
Played 1, Won 1

29. Rev J Alban Davies (Llanelli), 1914
Played 4, Won 3, Lost 1

30. Glyn Stephens (Neath), 1919
Played 1, Lost 1

31. Harry Uzzell (Newport), 1920
Played 4, Won 3, Lost 1

32. Jack J Wetter (Newport), 1921-24
Played 3, Lost 3

33. Tom Parker (Swansea), 1921-23
Played 7, Won 6, Drew 1

34. J M Clem Lewis (Cardiff), 1923
Played 2, Lost 2

35. Albert Jenkins (Llanelli), 1923-28
Played 2, Lost 2

36. Joe Rees (Swansea), 1924
Played 1, Lost 1

37. Jack Whitfield (Newport), 1924
Played 1, Won 1

38. W Rowe Harding (Swansea), 1924-28
Played 4, Won 2, Drew 1, Lost 1

39. Tom Johnson (Cardiff), 1925
Played 1, Lost 1

40. Stephen Morris (Cross Keys), 1925
Played 1, Lost 1

41. R Arthur Cornish (Cardiff), 1925-26
Played 2, Won 1, Lost 1

42. W Idris Jones (Llanelli), 1925
Played 1, Lost 1

43. Williams J Delahay (Cardiff), 1926
Played 1, Won 1

44. B R Turnbull (Cardiff), 1927
Played 1, Lost 1

45. B Ossie Male (Cardiff), 1927-28
Played 3, Won 1, Lost

46. Wick C Powell (London Welsh), 1927
Played 2, Won 1, Lost 1 1927

47. Ivor E Jones (Llanelli), 1927-30
Played 3, Lost 3

48. W Guy Morgan (Swansea), 1929-30
Played 4, Won 3, Drew 1

49. Harry M Bowcott (Cardiff), 1930
Played 1, Lost 1

50. Jack Bassett (Penarth), 1930-32
Played 9, Won 6, Drew 1, Lost 2

51. Watcyn G Thomas (Swansea), 1933
Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2

52. John R Evans (Newport), 1934
Played 1, Lost 1

53. E Claude Davey (Swansea), 1934-37
Played 8, Won 5, Drew 1, Lost 2

54. J Idwal Rees (Swansea), 1936-37
Played 3, Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 1

55. Wilf Wooller (Cardiff), 1937-39
Played 4, Won 2, Lost 2

56. Cliff W Jones (Cardiff), 1938
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1

57. Haydn Tanner (Cardiff), 1947-49
Played 12, Won 5, Drew 1, Lost 6

58. Williams E Tamplin (Cardiff), 1947
Played 1, Won 1

59. John A Gwilliam (Edinburgh Wanderes/Gloucester), 1950-53
Played 13, Won 9, Drew 1, Lost 3

60. Jack Matthews (Cardiff), 1951
Played 1, Lost 1

61. Bleddyn L Williams (Cardiff), 1953-55
Played 5, Won 5

62. J Rees G Stephens (Neath), 1954-57
Played 6, Won 5, Lost 1

63. W Rex Willis (Cardiff), 1954-55
Played 2, Won 1, Lost 1

64. Ken J Jones (Newport), 1954
Played 1, Won 1

65. Cliff I Morgan (Cardiff), 1956
Played 4, Won 3, Lost 1

66. Malcolm C Thomas (Newport), 1957
Played 2, Lost 2

67. Clem Thomas (Swansea), 1958-59
Played 9, Won 5, Drew 1, Lost 3

68. Rhys H Williams (Llanelli), 1960
Played 1, Lost 1

69. Bryn V Meredith (Newport), 1960-62
Played 4, Won 2, Drew, 1, Lost 1

70. D Onllwyn Brace (Llanelli), 1960-61
Played 2, Won 2

71. Terry J Davies (Llanelli), 1960-61
Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2

72. Lloyd H Williams (Cardiff), 1961-62
Played 3, Drew 1, Lost 2

73. Clive Rowlands (Pontypool), 1963-65
Played 14, Won 6, Drew 2, Lost 6

74. Alun Pask (Abertillery), 1966-67
Played 6, Won 3, Lost 3

75. David Watkins (Newport), 1967
Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2

76. Norman R Gale (Llanelli), 1967-68
Played 2, Drew 1, Lost 1

77. Gareth O Edwards (Cardiff), 1968-74
Played 13, Won 6, Drew 3, Lost 4

78. S John Dawes (London Welsh), 1968-71
Played 6, Won 5, Lost 1

79. Brian Price (Newport), 1969
Played 6, Won 3, Drew 1, Lost 2

80. D John Lloyd (Bridgend), 1972
Played 3, Won 3

81. W Delme Thomas (Llanelli), 1972
Played 1, Lost 1

82. Arthur J L Lewis (Ebbw Vale), 1973
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1

83. T Mervyn Davies (Swansea), 1975-76
Played 9, Won 8, Lost 1

84. Phil Bennett (Llanelli), 1977-78
Played 8, Won 7, Lost 1

85. Terry J Cobner (Ponypool), 1978
Played 1, Lost 1

86. T Gerald R Davies (Cardiff), 1978
Played 1, Lost 1

87. John P R Williams (Bridgend), 1978-79
Played 5, Won 3, Lost 2

88. Jeff Squire (Pontypool), 1980-81
Played 6, Won 3, Lost 3

89. Steve P Fenwick (Bridgend), 1980-81
Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2

90. W Gareth Davies (Cardiff), 1981-82
Played 5, Won 2, Lost 3

91. Eddie T Butler (Pontypool), 1983-84
Played 6, Won 2, Drew 1, Lost 3

92. Mike J Watkins (Newport), 1984
Played 4, Won 2, Lost 2

93. Terry D Holmes (Cardiff), 1985
Played 5, Won 3, Lost 2

94. David F Pickering (Llanelli), 1986-87
Played 8, Won 4, Lost 4

95. Richard D Moriarty (Swansea), 1986-87
Played 7, Won 6, Lost 1

96. William J James (Aberavon), 1987
Played 1, Lost 1

97. Jonathan Davies (Llanelli), 1987-88
Played 4, Won 2, Lost 2

98. Bleddyn Bowen (South Wales Police), 1987-88
Played 5, Won 4, Lost 1

99. Robert Norster (Cardiff), 1988
Played 1, Lost 1

100. Paul H Thorburn (Neath), 1989-91
Played 10, Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 8

101. Robert N Jones (Swansea), 1989-90
Played 5, Lost 5

102. Kevin H Phillips (Neath), 1990
Played 2, Won 2

103. Ieuan C Evans (Llanelli), 1991-95
Played 28, Won 13, Lost 15

104. Gareth O Llewellyn (Neath), 1993-95
Played 7, Won 5, Lost 2

105. Mike R Hall (Cardiff), 1995
Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2

106. Jonathan M Humphreys (Cardiff/Bath), 1995-97, 2003
Played 19, Won 6, Lost 13

107. Nigel G Davies (Llanelli), 1996
Played 1, Lost 1

108. I Scott Gibbs (Swansea), 1997
Played 1, Won 1

109. R Gwyn Jones (Cardiff), 1997
Played 5, Won 4, Lost 1

110. Paul John (Pontypridd), 1997
Played 1, Won 1

111. Robert Howley (Cardiff), 1998-99
Played 22, Won 15, Lost 7

112. Kinglsey Jones (Ebbw Vale), 1998
Played 1, Lost 1

Played 12, Won 6, Drew 1, Lost 5

Played 4, Won 4

Played 7, Won 2, Lost 5

Played 2, Won 2

Played 22, Won 11, Lost 11

Played 6, Won 1, Lost 5 (as of the end of February 2009)

Played 21, Won 9, Lost 12

Played 8 Won 1 Drew 1 Lost 6 (as of the end of 2008)

Played 1, Won 1

Played 6, Won 3, Drew 1, Lost 2

Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2 (as of the end of 2008)

Played 1, Won 1 (as of the end of 2008)

Played 1, Lost 1 (as of the end of 2008)



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