Shaw Mervyn

by Geoff Pillinger and Brian Jenkins
Player Mervyn Shaw

Oscar Mervyn V Shaw

Position: Forward

Born: 22nd March 1897 in Avonmouth, Bristol




Achievements: Captain 1931-32, 1932-33, Captain of Gloucestershire  County XV (3 seasons)

Honours: Gloucestershire County XV

Debut game: 7th September 1929 v Leicester

Final game: 18th April 1933 v Leicester

Number of Appearances: 136

Career details:

Mervyn played his first rugby with Avonmouth Old Boys Club. After the First World War he gained his place in the Bristol team and played over 295 games for them. He was Vice-captain for 5 years and Captain in the 1928-29 season. – he knew the game from A-Z – and was always ready to impart his knowledge.

In season 1929-30 he threw in his lot with Bath and in his first season played in 35 games.

Mervyn was one of the great strategists of the rugby football game

This page was added on 14/08/2015.

Comments about this page

  • Out of interest, he was actually O M V Shaw. He detested Oscar, his first name, and he never used it.

    By Mark Hoskins (16/03/2016)
  • Thanks Mark. Profile updated today

    By Geoff Pillinger (22/03/2016)

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