1997-98 Season

1997-98 season. Heineken League Champions

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Captain : GARIN JENKINS
Most Appearences : 30 (DEAN THOMAS)
Most Tries : 18 (RICHARD REES)
Most Points : 381 (ARWEL THOMAS)

Honours: Premier Leaugue Champions

Wales Representation :

v ROMANIA : ROB APPLEYARD; CHRISTIAN LOADER; ARWEL THOMAS

v TONGA : CHRIS ANTHONY (sub); ROB APPLEYARD; SCOTT GIBBS; CHRISTIAN LOADER

v NEW ZEALAND : ROB APPLEYARD; SCOTT GIBBS; CHRISTIAN LOADER ; ARWEL THOMAS (sub)

v ITALY : ROB APPLEYARD; COLIN CHARVIS (sub); SCOTT GIBBS; ARWEL THOMAS

v ENGLAND : ROB APPLEYARD; COLIN CHARVIS; SCOTT GIBBS; ARWEL THOMAS

v SCOTLAND : ROB APPLEYARD; COLIN CHARVIS; SCOTT GIBBS; GARIN JENKINS; ANDY MOORE; ARWEL THOMAS (sub)

v IRELAND : ROB APPLEYARD; COLIN CHARVIS; STUART DAVIES (sub); SCOTT GIBBS; GARIN JENKINS; ANDY MOORE

v FRANCE : ROB APPLEYARD; COLIN CHARVIS; STUART DAVIES; GARIN JENKINS; ANDY MOORE

v ZIMBABWE : COLIN CHARVIS (sub); GARIN JENKINS; ANDY MOORE; RICHARD REES; MARK TAYLOR; ARWEL THOMAS; DAVID WEATHERLEY

v EMERGING SPRINGBOKS : ROB APPLEYARD; PAUL ARNOLD; COLIN CHARVIS

v BORDER : PAUL ARNOLD; GARIN JENKINS; ANDY MOORE (sub); RICHARD REES; MARK TAYLOR; ARWEL THOMAS

v NATAL : COLIN CHARVIS; ANDY MOORE; MARK TAYLOR; ARWEL THOMAS

v GAUTENG FALCONS : PAUL ARNOLD; GARIN JENKINS; RICHARD REES; MARK TAYLOR (sub); DEAN THOMAS

v SOUTH AFRICA : COLIN CHARVIS; GARIN JENKINS (sub); ANDY MOORE; MARK TAYLOR; ARWEL THOMAS

Wales ‘A’ :

v NEW ZEALAND : CHRIS ANTHONY; MATTHEW BACK; IAN BUCKETT; GARIN JENKINS; DEAN THOMAS (sub)

v ROMANIA ‘A’ : CHRIS ANTHONY; IAN BUCKETT; LEE DAVIES; RHODRI JONES

v ENGLAND ‘A’ : CHRIS ANTHONY; GARIN JENKINS; ANDY MOORE; MARK TAYLOR

v SCOTLAND ‘A’ : CHRIS ANTHONY

v IRELAND ‘A’ : CHRIS ANTHONY; RICHARD REES; ARWEL THOMAS; DAVID WEATHERLEY (sub)

v FRANCE ‘A’ : CHRIS ANTHONY; RICHARD REES; MARK TAYLOR; ARWEL THOMAS, DEAN THOMAS (sub); DAVID WEATHERLEY (sub)

Wales Under 21 :

v ENGLAND U21 : ANDREW GRABHAM; CHRIS WELLS

v SCOTLAND U21 : ANDREW GRABHAM; NEIL HENNESSY (sub); CHRIS WELLS

v IRELAND U21 : RICHARD FIELD (sub); ANDREW GRABHAM; JAMES GRIFFITHS (sub); CHRIS WELLS

v FRANCE U21 : RICHARD FIELD; ANDREW GRABHAM; CHRIS WELLS

* ARWEL THOMAS EQUALLED MARK WYATT’S RECORD POINTS IN A SEASON
* ARWEL THOMAS WAS THE SEASON’S LEADING POINTS SCORER IN THE PREMIER DIVISION
* SWANSEA ACHIEVED LEAST LEAGUE LOSSES IN PREMIER/1st DIVISION LEAGUE HISTORY

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