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
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