Harry Uzzell

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Harry Uzzell
Birth name Henry Uzzell
Date of birth (1883-01-06)6 January 1883
Place of birth Shirehampton,[1] England
Date of death 20 December 1960(1960-12-20) (aged 77)
Place of death Bassaleg, Wales
School Crindau School
Occupation(s) Greengrocer
publican
Rugby union career
Position(s) hooker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
?
?
1902-1921
London Welsh RFC
Tredegar RFC
Newport RFC
Gloucestershire
()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1912-1920[2] Wales Wales 15 (6)

Henry "Harry" Uzzell (6 January 1883 - 20 December 1960) was a Welsh international rugby union player. He played club rugby predominantly for Newport and played county rugby for Gloucestershire. A fruiterer by trade he later became landlord of the Tredegar Arms in Bassaleg.

Uzzell spent the majority of his rugby career with Newport and captained them during the 1913/14 season. In 1912 he was part of the Swansea team that beat the touring South Africans.

International career

Uzzell made his debut for Wales on 20 January 1912 against England. He would represent his country on 15 occasions in total, captaining his country four times. In one game against France at St Helen's, Swansea, Uzzell scored two tries the only points he collected for his country. It is probably true that Uzzell would have been capped far more but for the intervention of the First World War.

International games played

Wales[3]

Bibliography

  • Parry-Jones, David (1999). Prince Gwyn, Gwyn Nicholls and the First Golden Era of Welsh Rugby. Bridgend: seren. ISBN 1-85411-262-7.
  • 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.

References

  1. ^ Newport RFC player profiles
  2. ^ WRU player profile
  3. ^ Smith (1980), pg 472.
Rugby Union Captain
Preceded by
Walter Martin
Newport RFC Captain
1913-1914
Succeeded by
World War I

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