2000-01 Season

Swansea secured a record 4th league title in the 2000/01 season.

 

 P  W  L  Pts For  Pts Ag.
 33  25  8  1238  610

 

The record in the Welsh/Scottish league was Won 18, Lost 4. This was despite losing 3 of the 1st 5 games. A sequence of 11 wins followed before a 21-14 defeat at Cardiff then 5 more consecutive wins. Swansea scored 102 tries, 24 more than any other team. The league title was secured with a 54-10 hammering of Glasgow at St Helens in the penultimate game of the season.

Other season statistics :

Captain : Scott Gibbs
Most appearances : Ben Evans (appeared in every game)
Top points scorer : Arwel Thomas 263 (2 tries, 43 penalties, 10 drop goals, 47 conversions)
Top try scorer : Matthew Robinson 24.

Honours: Welsh-Scottish League winners


 

Swansea RFC 2000-01 Season

Back row : Richard Rees, Ben Evans, Geraint Lewis, Hywel Jenkins, Lee Jones, James Griffiths, Tyrone Maullin, Paul Moriarty, Andrew Grabham, Steve Winn, Matthew Robinson
Middle row : Paul Dodeswell, Phil Richards (fitness), Cerith Rees, Sililo Martens, Dean Thomas, Kevin Morgan, Gavin Henson, James Bater, Mark Taylor, Shaun Payne, Chris Anthony, Arwel Thomas, Roy Pascoe(Kit), Tudor jeremiahKit), ?.
Front row : Rhodri Jones, David Weatherley, Gareth Noble, Gareth Mason, Clive Griffiths (defence coach), Scott Gibbs (captain), John Plumtree (director of coaching), Colin Charvis, Baden Evans (team manager), Chris Wells, Garin Jenkins, Darren Morris.

 

 

 


 

 

Andy Moore secures lineout possession. Swansea v Stade Francais 14th Oct 2001, Heineken Cup. Swansea narrowly won a bruising encounter with the crack French side at St Helens. Colin Charvis was red carded having been induced into retaliation by Stade fly half Diego Dominguez. Final score: Swansea 18 Stade 16 (Dragon Tales Rugby)

 

 


 

Rhodri Jones and Stade Francais wing Christophe Dominici tussle in the Heineken Cup fixture at St Helens 14th Oct 2000. (Dragon Tales Rugby)

 


 

Gavin Henson in his first full season with the Senior side at St Helens, Swansea 19 Newport 3 21st April 2001 (Dragon Tales Rugby)

 


 

 

 Paul Moriarty and Andy Moore celebrate winning the Welsh Scottish League title after the season’s final match v Bridgend 12th May 2001. Also in view: Ben Evans and Richard Rees (Dragon Tales Rugby)


 

 James Griffiths celebrates swansea winning the Welsh Scottish League title, 12th May 2001, St Helens (Courtesy Gayle Marsh)


 

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 21 17 0 4 612 340 86
Cardiff 21 16 1 4 647 430 81
Pontypridd 20 16 0 4 714 357 78
Ebbw Vale 21 15 1 5 474 348 71
Llandovery 21 13 1 7 572 381 66
Aberavon 20 13 2 5 440 382 63
Newport 21 12 2 7 526 489 63
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 19 10 0 9 496 410 56
Carmarthen Quins 22 10 0 12 456 420 53
Swansea 20 10 0 10 467 416 51
Llanelli 21 6 1 14 411 546 34
Bridgend Ravens 19 6 0 13 362 472 33
Cross Keys 20 5 1 14 432 648 33
Bedwas 21 5 1 15 441 614 30
Bargoed 20 3 0 17 361 683 18
Neath 19 1 0 18 287 762 3