Player Archive - J. E. Nelson

J. E. Nelson player photo.
  • Country: Ireland Ireland
  • Points Scored: 2
James Edward Nelson was born in Belfast on 16 September 1921. A qualified accountant, he played his senior rugby for the Malone club and won the first of 16 caps for Ireland at lock against Australia in 1947. In 1950 he was a member of the British Isles squad that toured Australasia, playing in 19 games, including four test matches. His nine games for the Barbarians included the captaincy against South Sfrica in 1952 and also against Cardiff the year before. He later served on the Barbarians' committee from 1963 to 1967. He was president of the IRFU in 1982.

Games Played

Date Opponent Points    
15 April 1952 Newport 0 Full Squad Match Images
11 April 1952 Penarth 2 Full Squad Match Images
26 January 1952 South Africa XV (non-cap) 0 Full Squad Match Images
26 March 1951 Swansea 0 Full Squad Match Images
24 March 1951 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
19 April 1949 Newport 0 Full Squad Match Images
16 April 1949 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
29 March 1948 Swansea 0 Full Squad Match Images
26 March 1948 Penarth 0 Full Squad Match Images