2008-09 Season

 P  W  D  L  Pts For
 Pts Ag.
 26  10  2  14  617  576

 

Club Captain: Matthew Evans

Leading Try Scorer: Nicky Thomas – 18

Leading Points Scorer: Nicky Thomas – 240

Four players passed 100 appearances for Swansea this season. They were backs: Rhys Jones (120), Chris Shelmerdine (112) and Dai Watts (114) and Prop, Tim Evans (108).


Swansea RFC Squad 2008-9
Taken 09-04-29 Prior to last home match of 2008-9 Principality Premiership (v Pontypool RFC).
Back Row(L to R): Dai Roberts (Kit Manager), Richard Rees (Fitness Coach), Richard Moriarty (Dir.), Phil Tucker, Peter De Snyder, Lee May, Jonno Stuart, Dan Matthews, James Dixon, Andrew Joy, Steffan Jones, Richard Kelly, Sam Kiley, Huw Alford, Michael Collins, David Blyth, Andrew Clatworthy, Marc Popham, Richard Payne, Chris Shelmerdine, Alun-Wyn Davies, Meirion Howells (Dir.), Byron Mugford (Hon. Sec.), roy Pacoe (Kit), Tudor Jeremiah (Kit).
Front Row(L to R): Nicky Thomas, Rhodri Wells, Rhys Jones, Owen Phillips, Leigh Bevan, Nathan Jones, Richard Moriarty (Senior Coach), Matthew Evans (Captain), Ian Jones (Backs Coach), Phil Llewellyn (Club Chairman), Damian Karauna, Dai Watts, Roy Jones, Ricky Williams, Ian Hopkins (Team Manager).
Inset (L to R): David Littlehales, Rhys Thomas, Jonny Lewis, Warren Davies, Tim Evans, Adrian Thomas, Pete Orphan (Club Chaplain), Dai protheroe (Treas.), Andy Maggs (Physio), David Davies (Hon. Physician), Phil Webster (Hon. Physician).

 Swansea RFC Squad 2008-9
Taken 09-04-29 Prior to last home match of 2008-9 Principality Premiership (v Pontypool RFC).
Back Row(L to R): Dai Roberts (Kit Manager), Richard Rees (Fitness Coach), Richard Moriarty (Dir.), Phil Tucker, Peter De Snyder, Lee May, Jonno Stuart, Dan Matthews, James Dixon, Andrew Joy, Steffan Jones, Richard Kelly, Sam Kiley, Huw Alford, Michael Collins, David Blyth, Andrew Clatworthy, Marc Popham, Richard Payne, Chris Shelmerdine, Alun-Wyn Davies, Meirion Howells (Dir.), Byron Mugford (Hon. Sec.), roy Pacoe (Kit), Tudor Jeremiah (Kit).
Front Row(L to R): Nicky Thomas, Rhodri Wells, Rhys Jones, Owen Phillips, Leigh Bevan, Nathan Jones, Richard Moriarty (Senior Coach), Matthew Evans (Captain), Ian Jones (Backs Coach), Phil Llewellyn (Club Chairman), Damian Karauna, Dai Watts, Roy Jones, Ricky Williams, Ian Hopkins (Team Manager).
Inset (L to R): David Littlehales, Rhys Thomas, Jonny Lewis, Warren Davies, Tim Evans, Adrian Thomas, Pete Orphan (Club Chaplain), Dai protheroe (Treas.), Andy Maggs (Physio), David Davies (Hon. Physician), Phil Webster (Hon. Physician).

(Photo: Dragon Tales Rugby)


Matthew Evans took over the captaincy but following an injury plagued season, fellow flanker Sam Kiley became the regular captain in the 2nd half of the season. The 1st half of the season produced overall disappointing results with only 2 wins in 14 league games. The New Year saw something of a change for the better as in the previous season with initially 4 wins out of 8 and then 4 consecutive league wins to end the season. Swansea achieved the league double over Bedwas. Swansea ended the season in 8th position out of 14 with a record of played 26, won 10, drawn 2 and lost 14 for a total of 58 points, points for 617, points against 576 with 69 tries scored.

Utility back Nicky Thomas ended the season as top scorer with 240 points (18 tries, 34 penalty goals and 24 conversions). Nicky was also top try scorer. Sam Kiley recorded most appearances with 31. There were farewells to Jono Stuart (20 appearances), Gavin Ronan (43), Michael Collins (45) and Tim Evans (110).

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Swansea 1 1 0 0 33 5 5
Newport 1 1 0 0 29 23 5
Aberavon 1 1 0 0 27 26 4
Cardiff 1 1 0 0 24 23 4
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 1 1 0 0 23 17 4
Bridgend Ravens 1 0 0 1 26 27 1
Pontypridd 1 0 0 1 23 24 1
Ebbw Vale 1 0 0 1 23 29 1
Merthyr 1 0 0 1 17 23 1
Llanelli 1 0 0 1 5 33 0
Carmarthen Quins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Llandovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0