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World War One rugby roll of honour: Lou Phillips

There were 13 Welsh rugby internationals who lost their lives in World War One. But who were they?

Lou Phillips was born in 1878 in Newport, Monmouthshire. He was part of Wales' Triple Crown-winning side, although his career was shortened by injury. Phillips was also known as a talented golfer, swimmer, water polo player and cricketer.

As a sergeant in the Royal Fusiliers, he was killed in action in Cambrin in March 1916, aged 38.

Rugby historian Gwyn Prescott talks about his career and war service.

  • 14 Aug 2014
  • From the section Wales
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