Brian Cresswell

Everyone at Newport RFC was saddened to hear that Brian Cresswell had passed away. Brian played 236 times for the Black & Ambers, including the victory against Australia in 1957, and earned 4 caps for Wales. Brian was inducted into the Newport RFC Hall of Fame five years ago.
An outstanding back row forward who was a permanent fixture in the team during the 50’s and 60’s Brian was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest players of his time. He famously played in an ‘All Newport’ Wales back row with his great friends Geoff Whitson and Glynn Davidge.
Following his retirement from playing Brain continued to serve the club and was an active member of the Former Players Association.
Our thoughts and condolences go to Brian’s wife Sonia, his family and friends at this difficult time.
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Newport 10 8 0 2 320 198 40
Cardiff 10 6 0 4 308 171 34
Merthyr 10 5 0 5 296 281 28
RGC 1404 9 4 0 5 191 258 21
Pontypridd 9 4 0 5 181 249 19
Ebbw Vale 10 2 0 8 132 271 11