He played internationally from 1938-1948 for both Wales and Great Britain.
He competed in both rugby and boxing while serving in the Army.
He had a long professional career in which he played for the Broughton Rangers, and Bradford Northern.
He married Doris May Bryan in 1933, and they were married until his death.
He belongs to a long line of players to lead Great Britain internationally, joining modern stars such as Gary Connolly.