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Graham Tregidon
Our First Rugby International
Extracted from The Penvro, July 1953 (Click Here)
Graham Lloyd Tregidon, this season’s First XV captain has brought honour to the school and himself by being the first boy from Pembroke Dock Grammar School to be awarded a rugby international cap. Tregidon was reserve back for the Welsh Secondary Schools’ team against France last season, and this season he played in all three internationals and one Representative game. The games were January 10th, versus Yorkshire at Otley. Lost 0—-9. March 28th, versus France at Agen. Won 9—6. April 11th, versus England at Cardiff, Won 8 -0. The Representative game was against the Welsh Youth XV at Pontypool Park on February 28th, which was won by 9pts. to nil.
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Graham Tregidon
Graham Tregidon
Schoolboy Welsh Caps: David Wheale & John Ebsworth
J. L. Ebsworth
Extracted from The Penvro, July 1956 (Click Here)

It is with much pleasure that we have to congratulate John L. Ebsworth, who was chosen during season 1955-56 to play for the Welsh Secondary Schools’ Rugby team against Yorkshire, at Newport on January 14th, and against France, at the Arms Park, Cardiff, on April 7th. Ebsworth had a particularly successful series of trials during the first term, and his two fine tries and excellent defensive play earned him the distinction of being the first choice of wing all the way through. Unfortunately, in both international matches, he had few opportunities to show his clever running, but on every occasion when he was called upon to tackle, his timing and vigour in each case grassed his opposite number in no uncertain manner. Not on one occasion throughout trials or games did his opposite wing succeed in getting past him. He has also been selected to accompany the Young Dragons to South Africa during the months of July, August and September next, and we wish him a most enjoyable and successful tour. We shall follow the tour with great interest. Ebsworth’s selection, like that of Tregidon before him, has brought honour to the School, and we look forward to future successes in this direction. I.G.Cleaver.

Graham L Tregidon, Schoolboy Rugby International
and WRU Past President (1992-93)
Mike Knill - Senior Welsh International
After leaving Pembroke Grammar School, Mike Knill worked at the oil refineries at Angle and Milford Haven. He moved to Cardiff at 19 to start a career with the Police Service, retiring in 2001 after 32 years service. An awesome prop forward, he played rugby for Cardiff and Wales. Mike lives in Pendoylan, Nr. Cardiff
The Policeman In The Front Row | Rugby World January 1976
by Western Mail sports writer JBG Thomas - CLICK HERE to read.
Reprint courtesy of Paul Morgan, Editor - Rugby World Magazine
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