Powell Louis

by Brian Jenkins
Player Louis St Vincent Powell
Player Louis St Vincent Powell

Louis St.Vincent Powell

Position: Threequarter

Born: 1902 in St Vincent, West Indies

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Education: Huish Grammar School, Taunton

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Honours: Somerset

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Louis was captain of the Huish Grammar School team for 3 years

At school he gained distinction as a soccer centre-forward and his introduction into rugby was largely due to J B Hannah who persuaded Powell to turn out for a Junior XV. He did so well that he gained a place in Taunton 1st XV and was given a trial for Somerset at Fly half.

Louis joined Bath in 1926. He was an excellent utility man and could fill almost any position outside the scrum.

He gained his Bath cap in the 1926-27 season

Louis was a strong runner of excellent physique and possessed a splendid pair of hands and a powerful kick but was very temperamental. He had great defensive qualities and would rise to the big occasion. Cheerful and good tempered, he had a real sense of humour, and the ability to really enjoy jokes about himself.

An all-round sportsman who concentrated on cricket and rugby. He held the distinction of playing for his County at both cricket and rugby.

For many years he was a prominent estate agent in the City.

This page was added on 10/08/2015.

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