P W D L FOR AG. T P D C
* Richard Moriarty was chosen to captain Wales in the inaugural World Cup
This framed collage celebrates the Swansea Rugby Club achievement of having eight players in the Welsh squad for the inaugural Rugby world Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand in which Wales under the captaincy of Richard Moriarty, finished in third place. This is still the best World Cup finish achieved by Wales. The eight players honoured here are: Richard Moriarty (Wales captain), Robert Jones, Mark Titley, Kevin Hopkins, Richard Webster, David Young, Malcolm Dacey and Paul Moriarty. The portraits are set into a back ground of engraved hide leather, showing the Swansea Osprey, the competing teams and the results Wales achieved in the tournament. It was presented by the All Whites Former Players’ Association and can be seen in the main Bar at St Helens. (Photo: Club Archive).
A photo of the Swansea Youth Team which played and beat PontyPridd Youth in December 1986. The image comes from a Swansea v Penarth match programme and is reproduced here by kind permission of Paul Jeacock who played at prop in the match and scored a try. (image courtesy Paul Jeacock).