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Barbarian Men

Cyril Butler Holmes

Wing

3

Matches

18

Points

Country

England

Playing Record

Games
31 Jan 1948
National Stadium
Barbarians
9
6
Australia XV
08 Apr 1947
Rodney Parade
Newport
3
19
Barbarians
04 Apr 1947
Recreation Ground
Penarth
10
36
Barbarians
Statistics
3 Games Played
2 Wins
1 Losses
18 Points

Cyril Butler Holmes

Cyril Butler Holmes was born in Bolton on 11 January 1915 and first sprang to sporting prominence as an international sprinter, competing in the 1936 Olympic Games and winning the sprint double of the 100/220 yards in the 1938 Empire Games. He played his rugby on the wing for Manchester and set a new Barbarians' record when he scored five tries against Penarth in 1948. A couple of months earlier he had also scored one of the Barbarians' three tries in the match against Australia at Cardiff Arms Park. Cyril Holmes gained three caps for England, scoring a try on his debut against Scotland in 1947. He died on 21 June 1996, aged 81.

Player Records, Fixtures & Results

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