Handel Greville (13 September 1921 – 20 June 2014) was a Welsh international rugby union fly-half who played club rugby for a large selection of clubs but most notably for Llanelli. He won just a single international cap for Wales against the touring Australia.
|Birth name||Handel Greville|
|Date of birth||13 September 1921|
|Place of birth||Drefach, Carmarthenshire, Wales|
|Date of death||20 June 2014(aged 92)|
|Place of death||Llanelli, Wales|
|School||Gwendraeth Grammar School|
|Rugby union career|
Rugby career edit
Greville was born in Drefach, Wales and turned out for several rugby clubs before joining first class team Llanelli. Greville captained Llanelli during the 1948/49 season. He was selected for his only international cap for Wales when the normally reliable Haydn Tanner was unavailable through injury. The game was against the touring Australians which Wales won 6–0 in a match dominated by forward play. Greville gave an international-class performance but lost his place when Tanner was deemed fit for the next game.
After finishing his playing career, Greville became Chairman and the President of Llanelli Rugby Club, and in 2008 was the oldest living captain to attend the final game parade at Stradey Park. He suffered ill-health in his later life, and died in June 2014 at Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli at the age of 92.
International matches played edit
- Australia 1947
- Ospreys Player profiles[permanent dead link]
- WRU player profiles[permanent dead link]
- Smith (1980), pg 306.
- Captains called to say farewell to Stradey Archived 2008-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
- "Scarlets pay tribute to former captain Handel Greville". scarlets.co.uk. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Smith (1980), pg 471.