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Rusty Gabe
Wales
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Full name Rees Thomas Gabe
Also known as Rees Thomas Gape
Born June 22, 1880, Llangennech
Died September 15, 1967, Cardiff (aged 87 years 85 days)
Major teams Great Britain, Wales
Position Centre

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1901-1908 28 28 0 36 12 0 0 0 0 21 6 1 76.78
Wales 1901-1908 24 24 0 33 11 0 0 0 0 18 5 1 77.08
Great Britain 1904-1904 4 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 75.00
Five/Six Nations 1901-1908 21 21 0 33 11 0 0 0 0 16 4 1 78.57

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v Ireland at Swansea, Mar 16, 1901 match details
Last Test Ireland v Wales at Belfast, Mar 14, 1908 match details
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Notes
He was born Rees Thomas Gape
Profile

Gabe made his debut for Llanelli aged 17 and after a spell in London when studying as a teacher, he joined Cardiff where he excelled as a centre in partnership with Gwyn Nicholls. In eight seasons, including one as captain, he was at the forefront of the game and between 1901 and 1908 he also played 24 times for Wales, captaining them once. In 1905 he was a member of the side which beat New Zealand and the previous summer he was in the British Lions team which won three of the four Tests in Australia. He retired in 1908 but still made occasional outings for his club. He was also an excellent golfer and a good enough cricketer to play for Glamorgan in the era before they were a first-class county.
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