2006-07 Season

 P  W  D  L  Pts For
 Pts Ag.
 26  12  0  14  487  609

 

Captain: Gareth Newman

Most Appearances: Daniel Lloyd-Jones (26)

Leading Try Scorer: Ben Lewis (8)

Leading Points Scorer: Ricky Williams (97)

Forwards Noel Thomas (103) and Lee May (101) both passed 100 appearances for Swansea this season.


Swansea RFC Squad 2006-07 Season.
Back Row(L to R): Dai Roberts(Kit), Tom Snelgrove, Martin Jones, David Blyth, Daniel Lloyd-Jones, Sam Kiley, Michael Collins, Nicky Thomas, Chris Shelmerdine, Ricky Williams.
2nd Row(L to R): Roy Pascoe(Kit), Byron Mugford(Secretary), Tudor Jeremiah(Kit), Filo Tiatia(Coach), Harbir Singh, Nicky Jones, Dai Watts, Richard Payne, Ben Lewis, Marc Popham, Lee May, Craig Williams, Roy Jones, Rory Gallagher, Meirion Howells(Director), Andy Maggs(Physio), Ian Hopkins(Team Manager), Alex Lawson(Fitness Coach), Brian Jones(Exec. Committee).
Front Row(L to R): Stuart Thomas, Ashley James, Rhys Jones, Anthony Clement(Senior Coach), Gareth Newman(Captain), Phil Llewellyn(Club Chairman), Keith Colclough(Coach), Dean Colclough, Jonathan Hooper, Leigh Bevan, Darren Pittard.
Inset (L to R): David Protheroe(Com), Adrian Thomas, Andrew Gwynne, Ian Evans, Jamie Richards, Matthew Brayley, Noel Thomas, Rhodri Davies, Richard Kelly, David Tame, Pete Orphan(Club Chaplain), Andy Jones(Asst. Physio), Damian Karauna, Gerald Lindenburn(Com).

Swansea RFC Squad 2006-07 Season.
Back Row(L to R): Dai Roberts(Kit), Tom Snelgrove, Martin Jones, David Blyth, Daniel Lloyd-Jones, Sam Kiley, Michael Collins, Nicky Thomas, Chris Shelmerdine, Ricky Williams.
2nd Row(L to R): Roy Pascoe(Kit), Byron Mugford(Secretary), Tudor Jeremiah(Kit), Filo Tiatia(Coach), Harbir Singh, Nicky Jones, Dai Watts, Richard Payne, Ben Lewis, Marc Popham, Lee May, Craig Williams, Roy Jones, Rory Gallagher, Meirion Howells(Director), Andy Maggs(Physio), Ian Hopkins(Team Manager), Alex Lawson(Fitness Coach), Brian Jones(Exec. Committee).
Front Row(L to R): Stuart Thomas, Ashley James, Rhys Jones, Anthony Clement(Senior Coach), Gareth Newman(Captain), Phil Llewellyn(Club Chairman), Keith Colclough(Coach), Dean Colclough, Jonathan Hooper, Leigh Bevan, Darren Pittard.
Inset (L to R): David Protheroe(Com), Adrian Thomas, Andrew Gwynne, Ian Evans, Jamie Richards, Matthew Brayley, Noel Thomas, Rhodri Davies, Richard Kelly, David Tame, Pete Orphan(Club Chaplain), Andy Jones(Asst. Physio), Damian Karauna, Gerald Lindenburn(Com).

(Photo: Dragon Tales Rugby)

 


 

Gareth Newman continued as captain for a 2nd consecutive season. The season started brightly with a 36-30 win at Cardiff and a home victory over Glamorgan Wanderers by 33 points to 29. This however was followed by a very disappointing period of 4 wins and 13 losses. With the threat of relegation looming, Swansea managed to end the season with 6 consecutive league wins before a final day defeat at Glamorgan Wanderers. Having yet again secured the league double over Cardiff it was particularly disappointing to suffer a heavy 39 points to 8 defeat to them in the cup at St Helens. The league double was also achieved over Llandovery. Swansea ended the season in 9th position out of 14 with a record of played 26, won 12 and lost 14 for a total of 36 points, points for 487, points against 609 with 53 tries scored. Doubles were achieved over Cardiff, Bedwas, Carmarthen Quins and Llandovery.>

During the season Ospreys and Neath prop and future Wales international Craig Mitchell made 5 appearances. Full back Ricky Williams was top points scorer with 97 points (3 tries, 21 penalty goals, 1 drop goal and 8 conversions). Top try scorer was Ben Lewis with 8. 2nd row Daniel Lloyd Jones made the most appearances with 26. There were farewells to utility back Stuart Thomas (40 appearances) and 2nd rows Noel Thomas and Ian Evans (103 and 86 appearances respectively).

End of Season Statistics :

Player Name

Apps to

Apps

Total

 
 

2005/06

2006/07

Apps

T

P

D

C

Pts

                 
Lee Beech 1 1 2         0
Leigh Bevan 14 22 36 4       20
David Blyth 17 16 33 1       5
Dean Colclough 75 23 98         0
Michael Collins 0 16 16         0
Steffan Edwards 32 6 38         0
Ian Evans 63 23 86         0
Tim Evans 83 1 84         0
Rory Gallacher 12 9 21         0
Richard Hibbard 74 6 80 1       5
Jonathan Hooper 0 15 15         0
Ashleigh James 0 17 17 2       10
Martin Jones 0 18 18         0
Nicky Jones 82 13 95 1       5
Rhys Jones 72 13 85 2       10
Roy Jones 10 5 15         0
Damian Karauna 3 6 9   1 1 4 14
Sam Kiley 3 5 8         0
Ben Lewis 20 22 42 8       40
Daniel Lloyd-Jones 12 26 38 1       5
Iwan Mainwaring 0 5 5         0
Lee May 78 23 101 3       15
Craig Mitchell 0 5 5         0
Alan Morgan 0 1 1         0
Gareth Newman 59 19 78 1       5
Richard Payne 0 25 25 3       15
Darren Pittard 53 23 76 1       5
Marc Popham 0 22 22 5       25
Richie Pugh 9 2 11         0
Martin Roberts 0 5 5 2       10
Chris Shelmerdine 52 25 77 2       10
Harbir Singh 27 14 41         0
Tom Snelgrove 4 9 13         0
Adrian Thomas 13 13 26 1       5
Nicky Thomas 34 23 57 6 9 1 15 90
Noel Thomas 84 19 103         0
Stuart Thomas 28 12 40 1 20 1 11 90
Johnathan Vaughton 19 2 21 1       5
Dai Watts 47 24 71 6       30
Craig Williams 0 24 24 2       10
Ricky Williams 0 24 24 3 21 1 8 97
Penalty Try       2       10
Totals 1080 582 1662 59 51 4 38 536
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