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Player Age Team Ground Date Match
AJ Hignell 20y 135d England Twickenham 17 Jan 1976 Details
JF Karam 21y 11d New Zealand Cardiff 2 Dec 1972 Details
WH Hare 21y 107d England Twickenham 16 Mar 1974 Details
AR Irvine 21y 140d Scotland Murrayfield 3 Feb 1973 Details
JM Aguirre 21y 142d France Parc des Princes 24 Mar 1973 Details
RL Fairfax 21y 226d Australia Cardiff 10 Nov 1973 Details
AR Brown 22y 57d Scotland Cardiff 5 Feb 1972 Details
PE McLean 22y 69d Australia Cardiff 20 Dec 1975 Details
PA Rossborough 22y 200d England Cardiff 16 Jan 1971 Details
CJ Currie 22y 321d New Zealand Cardiff 11 Nov 1978 Details

Wing
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
DSJ Bowen 19y 339d Ireland Cardiff 15 Jan 1977 Details
JF Gourdon 20y 112d France Parc des Princes 18 Jan 1975 Details
D Harize 20y 345d France Parc des Princes 5 Feb 1977 Details
GB Batty 21y 93d New Zealand Cardiff 2 Dec 1972 Details
JL Averous 21y 136d France Cardiff 6 Mar 1976 Details
GH Muller 21y 259d South Africa Cardiff 24 Jan 1970 Details
J Cantoni 21y 328d France Cardiff 4 Apr 1970 Details
BG Williams 22y 60d New Zealand Cardiff 2 Dec 1972 Details
D Bustaffa 22y 66d France Cardiff 18 Mar 1978 Details
JF Phliponeau 22y 121d France Parc des Princes 24 Mar 1973 Details

Centre
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
AR McKibbin 19y 2d Ireland Cardiff 15 Jan 1977 Details
PW Dodge 19y 343d England Twickenham 4 Feb 1978 Details
JM Renwick 19y 358d Scotland Cardiff 5 Feb 1972 Details
R Bertranne 21y 111d France Colombes 27 Mar 1971 Details
K Smith 21y 117d England Twickenham 16 Mar 1974 Details
PJ Warfield 21y 294d England Cardiff 20 Jan 1973 Details
A Marot 22y 24d France Cardiff 4 Apr 1970 Details
JP van der Merwe 22y 48d South Africa Cardiff 24 Jan 1970 Details
RA Milliken 22y 189d Ireland Cardiff 10 Mar 1973 Details
JS Spencer 22y 202d England Twickenham 28 Feb 1970 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
MAM Quinn 21y 247d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Feb 1974 Details
IR Shackleton 21y 256d England Twickenham 28 Feb 1970 Details
BJ McGann 21y 290d Ireland Lansdowne Road 14 Mar 1970 Details
L Paries 22y 243d France Cardiff 4 Apr 1970 Details
JY Rutherford 23y 108d Scotland Murrayfield 20 Jan 1979 Details
AJP Ward 23y 147d Ireland Lansdowne Road 4 Mar 1978 Details
JL Berot 23y 242d France Colombes 27 Mar 1971 Details
RE Burgess 23y 251d New Zealand Cardiff 2 Dec 1972 Details
JC Hindmarsh 23y 253d Australia Cardiff 20 Dec 1975 Details
AR Cowman 23y 308d England Cardiff 20 Jan 1973 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
M Barrau 20y 121d France Colombes 27 Mar 1971 Details
J Gallion 22y 348d France Cardiff 18 Mar 1978 Details
MS Lampkowski 23y 13d England Twickenham 17 Jan 1976 Details
JJ Moloney 23y 195d Ireland Cardiff 10 Mar 1973 Details
JJ Page 23y 275d England Cardiff 16 Jan 1971 Details
CS Patterson 23y 337d Ireland Cardiff 3 Feb 1979 Details
M Pebeyre 24y 276d France Parc des Princes 24 Mar 1973 Details
NC Starmer-Smith 25y 65d England Twickenham 28 Feb 1970 Details
JG Webster 25y 144d England Twickenham 15 Jan 1972 Details
RJM McGrath 25y 181d Ireland Cardiff 15 Jan 1977 Details

Prop
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
A Vaquerin 22y 360d France Cardiff 16 Feb 1974 Details
GS Pearce 23y 15d England Cardiff 17 Mar 1979 Details
P O'Callaghan 23y 354d Ireland Lansdowne Road 14 Mar 1970 Details
JD Matheson 24y 247d New Zealand Cardiff 2 Dec 1972 Details
JL Azarete 24y 331d France Cardiff 4 Apr 1970 Details
PA Orr 25y 69d Ireland Lansdowne Road 21 Feb 1976 Details
KE Fairbrother 25y 296d England Twickenham 28 Feb 1970 Details
SC Finnane 25y 343d Australia Brisbane 11 Jun 1978 Details
AB Carmichael 26y 5d Scotland Cardiff 7 Feb 1970 Details
RF Cunningham 26y 16d Scotland Murrayfield 20 Jan 1979 Details

Hooker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
JL Cantrell 22y 42d Ireland Lansdowne Road 21 Feb 1976 Details
A Paco 22y 262d France Parc des Princes 18 Jan 1975 Details
CT Deans 22y 291d Scotland Cardiff 18 Feb 1978 Details
ME Freney 25y 184d Australia Cardiff 10 Nov 1973 Details
R Benesis 25y 218d France Cardiff 4 Apr 1970 Details
CD Fisher 26y 42d Scotland Cardiff 7 Feb 1976 Details
PJ Wheeler 26y 81d England Cardiff 15 Feb 1975 Details
PC Whelan 26y 258d Ireland Cardiff 15 Jan 1977 Details
DF Madsen 26y 278d Scotland Cardiff 19 Jan 1974 Details
AG Dalton 26y 360d New Zealand Cardiff 11 Nov 1978 Details

Lock
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
EN Branca 19y 26d Argentina Cardiff 16 Oct 1976 Details
JP Bastiat 20y 358d France Cardiff 4 Apr 1970 Details
RE Hindson 22y 17d Canada Toronto 9 Jun 1973 Details
C Spanghero 22y 284d France Colombes 27 Mar 1971 Details
BF Ninnes 22y 299d England Cardiff 16 Jan 1971 Details
DW Hillhouse 22y 333d Australia Brisbane 11 Jun 1978 Details
GL Brown 23y 97d Scotland Murrayfield 6 Feb 1971 Details
KMA Mays 23y 213d Ireland Cardiff 10 Mar 1973 Details
IA Barnes 23y 292d Scotland Cardiff 5 Feb 1972 Details
WB Beaumont 23y 314d England Twickenham 17 Jan 1976 Details

Flanker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
JF Slattery 21y 30d Ireland Lansdowne Road 14 Mar 1970 Details
W Lauder 21y 95d Scotland Cardiff 7 Feb 1970 Details
JG Millican 21y 166d Scotland Murrayfield 3 Feb 1973 Details
BR West 21y 266d England Twickenham 28 Feb 1970 Details
A Neary 22y 52d England Cardiff 16 Jan 1971 Details
JC Skrela 22y 176d France Cardiff 25 Mar 1972 Details
AA Shaw 22y 272d Australia Cardiff 20 Dec 1975 Details
JP Rives 23y 66d France Cardiff 6 Mar 1976 Details
MJA Sherry 23y 267d Ireland Cardiff 15 Mar 1975 Details
DG Leslie 23y 299d Scotland Cardiff 7 Feb 1976 Details

No. 8
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
AA Shaw 20y 232d Australia Cardiff 10 Nov 1973 Details
DG Leslie 22y 321d Scotland Murrayfield 1 Mar 1975 Details
KG Goodall 23y 19d Ireland Lansdowne Road 14 Mar 1970 Details
G Cornelsen 23y 113d Australia Cardiff 20 Dec 1975 Details
JP Scott 23y 129d England Twickenham 4 Feb 1978 Details
O Saisset 23y 290d France Parc des Princes 24 Mar 1973 Details
ME Loane 23y 335d Australia Brisbane 11 Jun 1978 Details
AG Ripley 24y 45d England Twickenham 15 Jan 1972 Details
IK Lambie 24y 282d Scotland Murrayfield 20 Jan 1979 Details
ME Gibson 24y 337d Ireland Cardiff 3 Feb 1979 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Team Ground Date Match
LG Dick (W) 21y 47d Scotland Cardiff 5 Feb 1972 Details
GW Evans (C) 22y 41d England Cardiff 20 Jan 1973 Details
GL Brown (L) 22y 98d Scotland Cardiff 7 Feb 1970 Details
GK Pearse (F) 22y 315d Australia Cardiff 20 Dec 1975 Details
SJ Smith (SH) 23y 208d England Cardiff 15 Feb 1975 Details
RG Hauser (SH) 23y 264d Australia Cardiff 20 Dec 1975 Details
AI Scown (F) 24y 42d New Zealand Cardiff 2 Dec 1972 Details
JM Aguirre (FB) 24y 125d France Cardiff 6 Mar 1976 Details
LA Moloney (FB) 24y 252d Ireland Lansdowne Road 21 Feb 1976 Details
BJ McKechnie (FB) 25y 5d New Zealand Cardiff 11 Nov 1978 Details

Only the player's first appearance listed; Only includes matches where the player starts in the respective position, and excludes matches as a substitute.

Records include the following current or recent matches:
France v Wales at Parc des Princes, Five Nations, Feb 17, 1979 [14-13 FT]
Scotland v Wales at Murrayfield, Five Nations, Jan 20, 1979 [13-19 FT]
Australia v Wales at Sydney, 2nd Test, Jun 17, 1978 [19-17 FT]