2002-03 Season

 P  W  D  L  Pts For  Pts Ag.  T  P  D  C
 31  11  0  20  759  1050  80  70  7  4

Captain : Scott Gibbs

Most appearances : Shaun Payne (27)

Top points scorer : Arwel Thomas 223 (8 tries, 36 penalties, 3 drop goals, 33 conversions)

Top try scorer : Shaun Payne 9.

The game against Ebbw Vale on 26 October 2002 was the end of 83 consecutive games played by Ben Evans, which started on 12 February 2000 !

The final match of the season was played at St Helens was against Newport on 13th May 2003. Part of the Swansea side was made up from the U21’s side. It was a torrid affair with two Newport players being red carded ( Percy Montgomery & Mike Voyle) as well as Prop Tim Evans for Swansea (not before scoring a Try) following which the Referee called for uncontested scrums. The final score was 42 – 33 to Swansea which was a magnificant effort against an experienced Newport side. The match marked a watershed in the Clubs’ history and some of the young players from this season went on to form the core of the Premiership side of 2003-4.

The Swansea side that day was: 15-Gareth Swales (Try), 14-Shaun Payne, 13-Matthew Brayley, 12-Scott Gibbs (c), 11-Paul Mackey, 10-Rob Sweeney (Try, Con x6), 9-Rhodri Jones, 1-Steve Pope, 2-Chris Wells, 3-C Edwards, 4-Andrew Farley (Try), 5-Jonothan Thomas, 6-Richard Francis, 7-John Tenconi, 8-Gavin Vaughan Evans (Try), Subs:K Jones, R Llewellyn, D Pittard, T Evans (Try), M Bradley, C Balshen

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19