FORMER Newport full-back and committee member Haydn Mainwaring, who won a cap for Wales in Paris in 1961, has died at the age of 85.

Mainwaring, who also featured in the back row, was born in Swansea and joined his hometown club in 1952/53, going on to make 95 appearances for the Whites.

He made his first appearance for the Black and Ambers against Newbridge in 1964 and went on to play nine times for the club, captaining Newport United in 1963/64 and 1966/67.

Mainwaring won one cap for Wales against France in 1961, featuring at centre in the 8-6 loss at the Stade Colombes in Paris.

He also played for Harlequins, London Welsh, the Royal Marines, the Royal Navy and the Combined Services, and notably for the Barbarians.

Mainwaring will be remembered for his last-man tackle on Springboks captain Avril Malan at Cardiff Arms Park in 1961 – the Baa Baas won 6-0 and were the only team to beat the South Africans on the tour.

After hanging up his boots Mainwaring served on the Newport committee and was also vice-president of Crawshays RFC.