Vic Roberts
Roberts in 1950
Birth nameVictor George Roberts
Date of birth(1924-08-06)6 August 1924
Place of birthPenryn, Cornwall, England
Date of death14 March 2004(2004-03-14) (aged 79)
Place of deathHorsham, West Sussex
SchoolFalmouth Grammar School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Penryn RFC
Harlequin F.C.
Swansea RFC
Barbarian F.C.
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1947–1956 England 16 Pts:6;

Victor George Roberts (6 August 1924 – 14 March 2004)[1] was an English rugby union player.


Vic Roberts was capped 16 times for the England national rugby union team between 1947 and 1956. He was also captain of the Roses XV in 1951. He was part of the British Lions in 1950 against Australia and New Zealand. He was later vice-president and co-selector for the Lions.

At club level, Roberts played for Penryn and Harlequins before transferring to Swansea when his job in Customs and Excise took him to the town.[2] He also played for invitational touring side the Barbarians and later became their vice-president.[2]


  1. ^ Vic Roberts international rugby profile
  2. ^ a b "Death Of Former Swansea International". Welsh Rugby Union. 17 March 2004. Retrieved 14 October 2010.