1973-74 Season

The Centenary season for Swansea RFC who are Welsh Merit Table Champions winning 31 out of 47 fixtures.

P W D L Pts. For Pts. Ag. T P D C
47 31 4 12 728 451 113 54 2 54

CAPTAIN : ROBERT DYER
MOST APPEARANCES : 42 (ALAN MAGES)
MOST TRIES : 15 (ROGER BLYTH & GWYNFOR HIGGINS)
MOST POINTS : 251 (ROGER BLYTH)
WALES CAPS :
v Aust : Mervyn Davies & Phil Llewellyn
v S : Mervyn Davies & Phil Llewellyn
v I : Mervyn Davies & Geoff Wheel (d)
v F : Mervyn Davies
v E : Roger Blyth (d), Mervyn Davies, Phil Llewellyn & Geoff Wheel (sub)
Wales ‘B’ v France ‘B’ : Roger Blyth & Geoff Wheel
West Glamorgan v Japan : Mervyn Davies, Trevor Evans, Phil Llewellyn,
Alan Mages, John Morgan & Geoff Wheel
Western Counties v Japan : John Davies, Mark Keyworth & Allan Lewis
Wales v Japan : Mervyn Davies & Phil Llewellyn
* Merit Table Champions
* Roger Blyth established individual points record for a season
* British Lions to South Africa : Mervyn Davies.
On 3rd ovember 1973 Swansea, in their Centenary Season hosted the touring Australians at St Helens. Having won and lost twice against touring Wallaby sides, the ‘score’ remained level as this game was drawn 9 – 9. But it took a penalty in injury time to decide the result of this game. With four extra minutes played the tourists were awarded a penalty more than fifty yards from “The Whites” posts. Jeff McClean, who had scored twice before in the match, was again successful and the match was drawn. for Swansea Roger Blyth kicked a thirty yard penalty, Mike Yandle scored the only try of the game while the whole Whites team played themdselves to a standstill.

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 11 9 0 2 374 210 46
Newport 11 9 0 2 337 214 45
Aberavon 11 7 0 4 322 243 37
Llandovery 11 6 0 5 303 287 31
RGC 1404 11 6 0 5 286 244 31
Merthyr 11 5 0 6 329 294 31
Pontypridd 11 7 0 4 239 259 30
Carmarthen Quins 11 6 0 5 232 254 30
Bridgend Ravens 11 4 0 7 186 276 18
Swansea 11 3 0 8 212 269 18
Ebbw Vale 11 3 0 8 157 263 14
Llanelli 11 1 0 10 189 353 10