1979-80 Season

    P     W     D     L     FOR   AG.     T     P     D     C
   46     40    1      5     1196    384    192  69     5    103
 
CAPTAIN : GEOFF WHEEL                 MOST APPEARANCES : 40 (GARETH JENKINS)
MOST TRIES : 29 (TONY SWIFT)       MOST POINTS : 348 (ROGER BLYTH)
WALES Representation :
      v Romania : David Richards & Clive Williams
      v F : Roger Blyth, David Richards, Geoff Wheel & Clive Williams
      v E : Roger Blyth, David Richards, Geoff Wheel & Clive WilliamS
      v S : Roger Blyth, David Richards, Geoff Wheel & Clive Williams
      v I : Roger Blyth, David Richards, Geoff Wheel & Clive Williams
Wales in USA/Canada :
       v United States : Alun Donovan (sub)
       v US Grizzlies : Richard Moriarty & Brynmor Williams
       v Lower Mainland : Alun Donovan
       v British Columbia : Richard Moriarty & Brynmor Williams
       v Canada : Brynmor Williams
West Wales v Romanians : Roger Blyth, Gareth Jenkins & Richard Moriarty
Wales ‘B’ v  France ‘B’ : Gareth Jenkins
WRU Presidents XV v Ebbw Vale : Richard Moriarty
WRU Presidents XV v Penarth : Gareth Roberts & Clive Williams
Season’s Achievements :
* Winners of the unofficial Western Mail Championship(1st time since 1913)
* Winners of the Sunday Telegraph Anglo Welsh Championship
* Winners of the Daily Mail Anglo Welsh Championship
* Sunday Telegraph team of the season
* WRU Welsh National sevens winners for the second consecutive season
* Roger Blyth established an individual points record for a single game(25 versus Blackheath 3/11/79)
* Roger Blyth established individual points record for a season
* Team exceeded 1000 points in a season for the 1st time ever
* Tony Swift established a post war try scoring record for a season
* Welsh Rugby Player of the year : David Richards
* British Lions to South Africa : David Richards & Clive Williams

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 20 12 2 6 501 461 61
Carmarthen Quins 22 10 0 12 456 420 53
Swansea 20 10 0 10 467 416 51
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 18 9 0 9 468 385 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