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Terry Robbins

6th December 2015, 22:40

Terry Robbins

We have just learned of the death of former Wales international Terry Robbins who passed away on November 17 aged 81 of a heart attack, after failing to properly recover from a serious injury last year.

We have just learned of the death of former Wales international Terry Robbins who passed away on November 17 aged 81 of a heart attack, after failing to properly recover from a serious injury last year.

 

Born on 28th July 1934 in Merthyr Tydfil, Robbins made his name in rugby union with Swansea, played 24 games between 1957 and 1959. However that was enough for him to be scouted by Rugby League and he signed for Hunslet Hawks. He later joined Bradford Northern and Bramley, winning his lone cap for Wales in 1963 when he took to the field in a 23-3 loss against France in Toulouse. There might have been many more caps but Wales played few games during that period.

 

After retirement Terry ran pubs for many years in the Leeds area and was famous for putting on a quality spread for Rugby League players post-match when he hosted sides in his establishments.

 

Our thoughts and sympathies are with his friends and family at this difficult time.