Samuel first came to note as a rugby player when he represented first class team Swansea. The team on that day was mainly made up by players from Swansea and Llanelli. Swansea provided Tom Deacon, Billy Bancroft, the two Samuel brothers and another set of brothers David and Evan James.
Both Ireland and Wales had lost the previous two games of the Championship, so the encounter would decide the team to finish bottom of the table.
International matches played