1996-97 Season

P  W  D  L  Pts. For  Pts. Ag.  T  P  D  C
 35  22  1  12  1354  868  194  43  5  120

CAPTAIN : GARIN JENKINS

MOST APPEARANCES : 32 (MARK TAYLOR)

MOST TRIES : 18 (SIMON DAVIES, ALAN HARRIS, MARK TAYLOR)

MOST POINTS : 279 (ARWEL THOMAS)

WALES Representation :

v BARBARIANS : PAUL ARNOLD(sub) ; CHRISTIAN LOADER

v FRANCE : CHRISTIAN LOADER; ARWEL THOMAS (sub)

v ITALY : SCOTT GIBBS; CHRISTIAN LOADER

v AUSTRALIA : COLIN CHARVIS (sub); SCOTT GIBBS; CHRISTIAN LOADER

v SOUTH AFRICA : COLIN CHARVIS; SCOTT GIBBS; CHRISTIAN LOADER; ARWEL THOMAS

v USA : COLIN CHARVIS; SCOTT GIBBS; GARIN JENKINS; CHRISTIAN LOADER; ARWEL THOMAS

v SCOTLAND : COLIN CHARVIS; SCOTT GIBBS; CHRISTIAN LOADER; ARWEL THOMAS

v IRELAND : COLIN CHARVIS; SCOTT GIBBS; CHRISTIAN LOADER; ARWEL THOMAS

v FRANCE : COLIN CHARVIS; SCOTT GIBBS; CHRISTIAN LOADER; ARWEL THOMAS

v ENGLAND : CHRISTIAN LOADER

v SOUTHERN (USA) REPS : CHRIS ANTHONY; ROB APPLEYARD (sub); IAN BUCKETT; GARIN JENKINS (sub); STEVE MOORE; ARWEL THOMAS (sub)

v USA (1T) : CHRIS ANTHONY (sub); GARIN JENKINS; CHRISTIAN LOADER; ARWEL THOMAS

v USA DEV’T XV : CHRIS ANTHONY; ROB APPLEYARD; MATTHEW BACK; IAN BUCKETT; STEVE MOORE

v USA (2T) : CHRIS ANTHONY (sub); IAN BUCKETT; ARWEL THOMAS

v ONTARIO : CHRIS ANTHONY; ROB APPLEYARD; MATTHEW BACK; IAN BUCKETT; GARIN JENKINS; STEVE MOORE

v CANADA : CHRIS ANTHONY (sub); ROB APPLEYARD; IAN BUCKETT; GARIN JENKINS; STEVE MOORE; ARWEL THOMAS

EMERGING WALES

v SOUTH AFRICA A : PAUL ARNOLD; MATTHEW BACK

v SCOTLAND A : PAUL ARNOLD

v IRELAND A : PAUL ARNOLD; MATTHEW BACK

v FRANCE A : STEVE MOORE (sub); ALED WILLIAMS

v ROMANIA A : ROB APPLEYARD; MATTHEW BACK; IAN BUCKETT (sub); GARIN JENKINS; CHRISTIAN LOADER;

STEVE MOORE; ARWEL THOMAS

WALES UNDER 21 :

v NATAL U21 : CHRIS ANTHONY; DEAN THOMAS

v IRELAND U21 : CHRIS ANTHONY; JAMES GRIFFITHS (sub)

v FRANCE U21 : CHRIS ANTHONY; JAMES GRIFFITHS; DEAN THOMAS

* RECORD POINTS IN A SEASON

* SWANSEA SUFFERED A RECORD DEFEAT ON 11 SEPTEMBER 1996 (87-15 VERSUS BATH)

* BRITISH LIONS TO SOUTH AFRICA : SCOTT GIBBS

* MOST TEAM TRIES IN WRU NATIONAL LEAGUES (128)

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