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.

Handel Greville
Birth nameHandel Greville[1]
Date of birth(1921-09-13)13 September 1921
Place of birthDrefach, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Date of death20 June 2014(2014-06-20) (aged 92)
Place of deathLlanelli, Wales
SchoolGwendraeth Grammar School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Carmarthen Athletic RFC
Cefneithin RFC
Llandybie RFC
Llanelli RFC
Swansea RFC
Llanelli Wanderers RFC
Pontyberem RFC
Tumble RFC
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1947  Wales[2] 1 (0)

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.[3]

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.[4] He suffered ill-health in his later life, and died in June 2014 at Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli at the age of 92.[5]

International matches played edit


Bibliography edit

  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3.

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