Arthur William Devenish Meares, also known as Arthur William Devenish-Meares or "Newry" Meares (1874–1935)[1] was an Irish rugby union player who won four caps for Ireland and two for the British Isles.

Arthur Meares
Birth nameArthur William Devenish Meares
Date of birth1874
Place of birthMullingar, Ireland
Date of death1935
Place of deathNewry, Northern Ireland
UniversityUniversity of Dublin
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward / Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Dublin University ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1899-1900
1896
Ireland
British Lions
4
2
(0)
(0)

Meares was a part of the 1896 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa, where he appeared as full back in the third and fourth test matches.

In 1899 he went on to make his Ireland debut, appearing this time as a forward against Scotland and Wales in what was a Triple Crown winning year for the Irish team.

His final international game came against Wales in Belfast on 17 March 1900.

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