Arthur Gould
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Full name Joseph Arthur Gould
Nickname Monkey
Born October 10, 1864, Newport
Died January 2, 1919, Newport (aged 54 years 84 days)
Major teams Wales
Position Centre

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1885-1897 27 27 0 13 4 1 0 2 0 10 14 3 42.59
Five/Six Nations 1885-1897 27 27 0 13 4 1 0 2 0 10 14 3 42.59

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v England at Swansea, Jan 3, 1885 match details
Last Test Wales v England at Newport, Jan 9, 1897 match details
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One of the first superstars of Welsh rugby, Arthur Gould, known as "monkey" because of his fondness for climbing trees, was the outstanding player of his age, an allround athlete and stalwart of Newport for 16 years. He played 27 Tests for Wales from 1885, until 1897 when, as a vote of thanks for his matchwinning efforts, the Welsh public had raised him a testimonial running into hundreds of pounds. In the opinion of the IFRB, this action contravened the rules governing professionalism in the sport. After a long and bitter row, Wales withdrew from international fixtures in the spring of 1897, eventually returning to play England at Blackheath the following season. Gould, however, had played his last game. Andrew Miller

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Sep 1, 1895
Wales centre Arthur Gould
Wales centre Arthur Gould
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