1986-87 Season

 P     W     D     L     FOR   AG.     T     P     D     C

      45     26     2    17    1032   654    154   65    7    100
CAPTAIN : RICHARD MORIARTY
MOST APPEARANCES : 36 (MARK TITLEY)
MOST TRIES : 25 (ARTHUR EMYR)
MOST POINTS : 289 (MARK WYATT)
WALES  in 5 Nations :
     v F : Malcolm Dacey (sub), Kevin Hopkins, Robert Jones & Paul Moriarty
     v E : Kevin Hopkins, Robert Jones, Paul Moriarty & Mark Wyatt
     v S : Kevin Hopkins, Robert Jones, Paul Moriarty & Mark Wyatt
     v I : Robert Jones, Paul Moriarty & Mark Wyatt
WALES in World Cup :
     v Ireland : Robert Jones, Paul Moriarty & Richard Moriarty
     v Tonga : Malcolm Dacey, Kevin Hopkins, Robert Jones, Paul Moriarty & Richard Moriarty
     v Canada : Kevin Hopkins (sub), Paul Moriarty & Richard Moriarty (sub)
     v England : Robert Jones, Paul Moriarty, Richard Moriarty & David Young
     v New Zealand : Robert Jones, Paul Moriarty, Richard Moriarty & David Young
     v Australia : Robert Jones, Paul Moriarty, Richard Moriarty & Richard Webster
Wales U21 v Scotland U21 : Anthony Clement (sub), Richard Webster & David Young
Barbarians v NZ Barbarians : Arthur Emyr, Kevin Hopkins (sub) & Mark Titley
* Anthony Clement was chosen as man of the match in the WRU Cup Final
* Swansea won the Cwmtawe sevens tournament at their 1st attempt

* 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).

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Swansea 1 1 0 0 33 5 5
Newport 1 1 0 0 29 23 5
Aberavon 1 1 0 0 27 26 4
Cardiff 1 1 0 0 24 23 4
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 1 1 0 0 23 17 4
Bridgend Ravens 1 0 0 1 26 27 1
Pontypridd 1 0 0 1 23 24 1
Ebbw Vale 1 0 0 1 23 29 1
Merthyr 1 0 0 1 17 23 1
Llanelli 1 0 0 1 5 33 0
Carmarthen Quins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Llandovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0