Big List Of Welsh Rugby Player Names

Here are the names of Welsh rugby players who played for Wales who made their international debut since the sport went professional.

The International Rugby Board agreed to allow professional rugby in August 1995. This is why I cut off the list at this date.

Welsh Rugby Player Names In the Professional Era

The list of Welsh rugby player names starts with the last player to get his first cap before September 2021.

The number of caps for more recent players is up to August 2021. When you’re reading this, these players may have gained some more.

Some players played different positions in different matches (or even switched within the same match). In particular, wingers and fullbacks switch around. Players may also switch between lock and back row, although this is less common.

I’ve simply picked one position for this list.

First Capped For Wales Between 2017-2021

First NameLast NamePositionFirst CapCaps
MatthewScreechLock17-Jul-211
BenCarterLock03-Jul-214
TomRogersFullback03-Jul-212
GarethThomasProp03-Jul-213
TaineBashamBackrow03-Jul-215
BenThomasOuthalf03-Jul-212
WillisHalaholoCentre13-Feb-217
JamesBothamBackrow21-Nov-209
KieranHardyScrumhalf21-Nov-207
JohnnyWilliamsCentre21-Nov-204
IoanLloydOuthalf21-Nov-202
CallumSheedyOuthalf13-Nov-2012
ShaneHughesBackrow31-Oct-203
SamParryHooker24-Oct-205
LouisRees-ZammitWing24-Oct-2010
WillRowlandsLock22-Feb-2012
JohnnyMcNichollFullback01-Feb-207
NickTompkinsCentre01-Feb-2014
RhysCarréProp31-Aug-1915
OwenLaneWing31-Aug-195
JonahHolmesWing17-Nov-187
LukeMorganWing03-Nov-181
JarrodEvansOuthalf03-Nov-188
JamesDaviesBackrow09-Jun-1811
AaronWainwrightBackrow09-Jun-1833
TomosWilliamsScrumhalf02-Jun-1827
JoshAdamsWing03-Feb-1834
HadleighParkesCentre02-Dec-1729
ElliotDeeHooker18-Nov-1740
OwenWatkinCentre11-Nov-1726
LeonBrownProp11-Nov-1720
SamCrossBackrow11-Nov-172
RoryThorntonLock23-Jun-171
AdamBeardLock23-Jun-1727
SebDaviesLock16-Jun-1711
ThomasYoungBackrow16-Jun-173
SteffEvansWing16-Jun-1713
AledDaviesScrumhalf16-Jun-1720
WynJonesProp16-Jun-1737
RyanEliasHooker16-Jun-1721
DillonLewisProp16-Jun-1732
OllieGriffithsBackrow16-Jun-171
AledDaviesScrumhalf16-Jun-1720
OwenWilliamsOuthalf16-Jun-173

First Capped For Wales Between 2012-2016

First NameLast NamePositionFirst CapCaps
CoryHillLock05-Nov-1632
SamDaviesOuthalf05-Nov-168
EllisJenkinsBackrow11-Jun-1612
TomasFrancisProp29-Aug-1559
DominicDayLock08-Aug-153
RossMoriartyBackrow08-Aug-1549
EliWalkerWing08-Aug-151
TylerMorganCentre08-Aug-155
KristianDaceyHooker08-Aug-158
GarethAnscombeOuthalf08-Aug-1529
RobEvansProp14-Mar-1539
NickySmithProp15-Nov-1441
GarethDaviesScrumhalf14-Jun-1464
MatthewMorganOuthalf14-Jun-145
JakeBallLock08-Feb-1450
HallamAmosWing22-Nov-1325
RhodriWilliamsScrumhalf22-Nov-133
CoryAllenCentre16-Nov-136
SamsonLeeProp16-Nov-1345
JoshNavidiBackrow15-Jun-1328
ScottBaldwinHooker15-Jun-1334
DafyddHowellsFullback08-Jun-132
JamesKingBackrow08-Jun-1311
EmyrPhillipsHooker08-Jun-133
OwenWilliamsCentre08-Jun-134
DanBakerBackrow08-Jun-133
RhysPatchellOuthalf08-Jun-1321
AndriesPretoriusBackrow08-Jun-132
AndrewCoombsBackrow02-Feb-1310
OllyKohnLock02-Feb-131
AaronJarvisProp10-Nov-1218
AshleyBeckCentre09-Jun-127
RhodriJonesProp02-Jun-1221
HarryRobinsonWing02-Jun-123
LiamWilliamsFullback02-Jun-1272
AdamWarrenCentre02-Jun-121
RhysWebbScrumhalf10-Mar-1236
AaronShinglerBackrow12-Feb-1227
LouReedLock12-Feb-125

First Capped For Wales Between 2007 And 2011

First NameLast NamePositionFirst CapCaps
AlexCuthbertWing03-Dec-1147
KenOwensHooker26-Sep-1182
JustinTipuricBackrow20-Aug-1185
LloydWilliamsScrumhalf20-Aug-1132
RyanBevingtonProp04-Jun-1113
TaulupeFaletauBackrow04-Jun-1186
ScottAndrewsProp04-Jun-1114
LloydBurnsHooker04-Jun-117
ScottWilliamsCentre04-Jun-1158
RhysPriestlandOuthalf12-Feb-1151
JoshTurnbullBackrow12-Feb-1113
GeorgeNorthWing13-Nov-10102
WillHarriesFullback26-Jun-103
TavisKnoyleScrumhalf19-Jun-1011
RobMcCuskerBackrow05-Jun-106
TomPrydieWing20-Mar-107
RhysGillProp13-Mar-107
RichieReesScrumhalf06-Feb-109
DanLydiateBackrow21-Nov-0965
SamWarburtonBackrow06-Jun-0974
JonathanDaviesCentre30-May-0993
DanielEvansFullback30-May-092
CraigMitchellProp30-May-0915
JonathanSprattCentre30-May-094
BradleyDaviesLock08-Feb-0945
MartinRobertsScrumhalf14-Nov-083
DanBiggarOuthalf14-Nov-0893
EifionRobertsProp14-Nov-081
LeighHalfpennyFullback08-Nov-0896
AndyPowellBackrow08-Nov-0823
AndrewBishopCentre14-Jun-0816
WarrenFuryScrumhalf07-Jun-082
JamieRobertsCentre09-Feb-0894

First Capped For Wales Between 2002 And 2006

First NameLast NamePositionFirst CapCaps
GavinEvansCentre11-Nov-061
RhysThomasProp17-Jun-067
IanEvansLock11-Jun-0633
AlunJonesLock11-Jun-06149
RichardHibbardHooker11-Jun-0638
JamesHookOuthalf11-Jun-0681
BarryDaviesFullback26-Feb-061
GarethDelveBackrow12-Feb-0611
AdamJonesLock04-Feb-062
LeeByrneFullback05-Nov-0546
ChrisHorsmanProp05-Nov-0514
ChrisCzekajFullback11-Jun-059
MatthewJonesOuthalf11-Jun-051
MatthewReesHooker04-Jun-0560
BenBrosterProp04-Jun-052
RichiePughBackrow04-Jun-051
TalSelleyWing04-Jun-051
RhysThomasHooker04-Jun-0527
RobinSowden-TaylorBackrow12-Feb-058
JohnYappProp05-Feb-0521
RyanJonesBackrow06-Nov-0475
LukeCharterisLock06-Nov-0455
JasonForsterBackrow12-Jun-041
HalLuscombeCentre30-Aug-0316
NathanBrewWing27-Aug-031
BrentCockbainLock27-Aug-0324
PaulJamesProp27-Aug-0366
MikePhillipsScrumhalf27-Aug-0394
JamesBaterBackrow27-Aug-031
JonBryantCentre27-Aug-031
AndyWilliamsScrumhalf27-Aug-035
PaulYoungHooker27-Aug-031
AdamJonesProp23-Aug-0395
RhysOakleyBackrow16-Aug-032
NickRobinsonOuthalf16-Aug-0313
HuwBennettHooker16-Aug-0351
JonathanThomasBackrow14-Jun-0367
AlixPophamBackrow14-Jun-0333
CeriSweeneyOuthalf15-Feb-0335
MatthewWatkinsCentre15-Feb-0318
GarethWilliamsHooker15-Feb-039
VernonCooperLock16-Nov-023
DafyddJonesBackrow09-Nov-0242
GethinJenkinsProp01-Nov-02129
SonnyParkerCentre01-Nov-0231
MichaelOwenBackrow08-Jun-0241
MefinDaviesHooker08-Jun-0239
MartynMaddenProp08-Jun-025
RichardParksFlanker08-Jun-024
RyanPowellScrumhalf08-Jun-023
RobertSidoliLock08-Jun-0242
CraigMorganWing03-Feb-0210
AndyMarinosCentre03-Feb-028

Capped From August 1996 To 2001

First NameLast NamePositionFirst CapCaps
DuncanJonesProp25-Nov-0157
IestynHarrisOuthalf10-Nov-0125
AnthonySullivanWing10-Nov-012
TomShanklinWing17-Jun-0170
DwaynePeelScrumhalf17-Jun-0176
AdrianDurstonFullback10-Jun-012
AndyLloydLock10-Jun-011
GavinThomasBackrow10-Jun-0124
GavinHensonCentre10-Jun-0133
SteveJonesHooker10-Jun-015
JamieRingerBackrow10-Jun-012
JamieRobinsonCentre10-Jun-0123
GarethCooperScrumhalf08-Apr-0146
MarkJonesWing03-Feb-0147
DeiniolJonesLock11-Nov-0013
IestynThomasProp11-Nov-0033
JamesGriffithsLock11-Nov-001
RhysWilliamsWing01-Apr-0044
NathanBudgettLock18-Mar-0012
MattCardeyFullback18-Mar-001
RichardSmithScrumhalf05-Feb-001
ShaneWilliamsWing05-Feb-0087
JasonJones-HughsCentre01-Oct-993
NickWalneWing20-Mar-993
PeterRogersProp06-Mar-9918
BrettSinkinsonFlanker06-Mar-9920
MatthewRobinsonWing06-Feb-994
ShaneHowarthFullback14-Nov-9823
BenEvansProp14-Nov-9827
GaranEvansFullback27-Jun-984
IanGoughLock27-Jun-9864
StephenJonesFlanker27-Jun-98104
GeraintLewisBackrow27-Jun-9816
DavidLlewellynScrumhalf27-Jun-984
DarrilWilliamsWing27-Jun-981
DarrenMorrisProp06-Jun-9819
RichardReesWing06-Jun-981
DavidWeatherleyFullback06-Jun-981
JohnFunnellCentre06-Jun-982
ByronHaywardFullback06-Jun-982
ChrisWyattLock06-Jun-9838
ChrisStephensLock21-Feb-982
GarethWyattWing16-Nov-972
LeeJarvisOuthalf30-Aug-971
RobAppleyardFlanker19-Jul-979
SteveMooreLock19-Jul-973
KevinMorganWing05-Jul-9748
ChrisAnthonyProp05-Jul-9717
DaleMcIntoshFlanker15-Dec-962
MarkRowleyLock15-Dec-966
NathanThomasBackrow15-Dec-969
ColinCharvisBackrow01-Dec-9694
BarryWilliamsHooker25-Sep-9624
KingsleyJonesFullback24-Aug-9610
MartynWilliamsFullback24-Aug-96100
DafyddJamesCentre22-Jun-9648
MikeVoyleLock09-Jun-9622
RobertHowleyScrumhalf03-Feb-9659
LeighDaviesCentre16-Jan-9621
GwynJonesFullback16-Jan-9613
AndrewLewisProp16-Jan-9629
ArwelThomasOuthalf16-Jan-9623
MatthewWintleCentre16-Jan-961
LyndonMustoeProp11-Nov-9510
CraigQuinnellFullback11-Nov-9532
GarethJonesCentre02-Sep-951
ChristianLoaderProp02-Sep-9519
JustinThomasFullback02-Sep-959
AndyMooreLock02-Sep-9526