Des Greenslade

Newport RFC were saddened to receive the news today that former player and international prop Des Greenslade passed away on Tuesday.

In eight seasons from 1955/56 up until 1962/63, Des virtually played every game for the club amassing a total of 286 appearances. A superb testament to his ability and fitness.

Capped by Wales, Des also played representative rugby for Crawshay’s and The Barbarians.

A member of the Newport team that beat Australia 11-0 in 1957 he will be sadly missed by his many friends at the club and in rugby in Wales.

RIP Des.

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