Player Archive - H. Tanner

H. Tanner player photo.
  • Country: Wales Wales
  • Points Scored: 18
Haydn Tanner was born in Penclawdd, near Swansea, on 9 January 1917 and educated at Gowerton Grammar School. Whilst still at school he shot to fame as an 18-year-old scrum-half in the Swansea and Wales teams that beat New Zealand in 1935.He went on to win 25 caps either side of World War II, and captained Wales 12 times. In 1938 he toured South Africa with the British Isles, playing in 10 games. In 1946 he moved from Swansea to Cardiff and captained the latter for two seasons. He also led the Barbarians in six of his 15 appearances, including the first-ever game against an international touring team, Australia, in 1948, when he also scored one of the Barbarians' three tries in a 9-6 victory. Haydn Tanner died on 4 June 2009, aged 92.

Games Played

Date Opponent Points    
03 March 1949 East Midlands 0 Full Squad Match Images
31 January 1948 Australia XV 3 Full Squad Match Images
08 April 1947 Newport 3 Full Squad Match Images
04 April 1947 Penarth 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 December 1946 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
20 April 1946 Cardiff 3 Full Squad Match Images
28 February 1946 East Midlands 0 Full Squad Match Images
26 December 1944 Thorneloe XV 3 Full Squad Match Images
27 December 1943 Thorneloe XV 0 Full Squad Match Images
26 April 1943 Thorneloe XV 3 Full Squad Match Images
06 April 1942 Thorneloe XV 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 December 1941 Thorneloe XV 3 Full Squad Match Images
17 February 1940 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
04 March 1937 East Midlands 0 Full Squad Match Images
28 December 1936 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images