1965-66 Season

P W D L Pts. For Pts. Ag T P D C
44  21 4 19 450 301 82 34 2 48

CAPTAIN : MORRIE EVANS
MOST APPEARANCES : 43 (STUART FERGUSON)
MOST TRIES : 10 (GLYN MORGAN)
MOST POINTS : 195 (STUART FERGUSON)
WALES CAPS :
v F : Dewi Bebb
* Stuart Ferguson’s 195 points represented a season’s individual record
* British Lions to New Zealand/Australia : Dewi Bebb

1965-66 season: Played:46, won:23, lost:19, drawn:4. Points for:506, against:326, Cancelled: 5, Abandoned: 1.
Back Row (L to R): G Rees(Com.), D Weaver, D Harris, J Trott(Trainer), Noel Thomas, Dan Jones, M Lloyd, P Hayward, D H Davies, E Lewis, W Upton, D P Price(Hon. Sec.), L G Blyth(Chairman Selection Com.), Gwyn Lewis(Coach).
2nd Row (L to R): J Llewellyn(Com), G Morgan, R Bowen, Stuart Davies, Morrie Evans(Captain), D Bower, J C Dyer, S Ferguson.
Front Row(L to R): M Thomas, P Borthwick, E Rickard(Asst. Trainer).
Image restoration by David Dow at Dragon Tales Rugby 2006.
www.dragontalesrugby.com

1965-66 season 1st XV
Back Row (L to R): G Rees(Com.), D Weaver, D Harris, J Trott(Trainer), Noel Thomas, Dan Jones, M Lloyd, P Hayward, D H Davies, E Lewis, W Upton, D P Price(Hon. Sec.), L G Blyth(Chairman Selection Com.), Gwyn Lewis(Coach).
2nd Row (L to R): J Llewellyn(Com), G Morgan, R Bowen, Stuart Davies, Morrie Evans(Captain), D Bower, J C Dyer, S Ferguson.
Front Row(L to R): M Thomas, P Borthwick, E Rickard(Asst. Trainer). (Club Archive).


 

Swansea Athletic 1965-66 season.
Played: 30, Won: 16, Lost|: 10, Drawn: 4, Cancelled: 3. Points For: 269, Against: 167.
Back Row(L to R): R Fuge (Trainer), D Nichols, R Jones, R Pugh, D Jones, G Atherton, R Miers, M Trew, Bryan Thomas, Brian Jones, J Williams.
2nd Row(L to R): T Morgan, R Mages, M Rogers, R Harding (Captain), J Faull, E Lewis, R Thomas.
Front Row(L to R): G Thomas, J Davies.
Image restoration by David Dow at Dragon Tales Rugby.
www.dragontalesrugby.com

Swansea Athletic 1965-66 season.
Played: 30, Won: 16, Lost|: 10, Drawn: 4, Cancelled: 3. Points For: 269, Against: 167.

Back Row(L to R): R Fuge (Trainer), D Nichols, R Jones, R Pugh, D Jones, G Atherton, R Miers, M Trew, Bryan Thomas, Brian Jones, J Williams.
2nd Row(L to R): T Morgan, R Mages, M Rogers, R Harding (Captain), J Faull, E Lewis, R Thomas.
Front Row(L to R):  G Thomas, J Davies. (Club Archive).


 

 The Swansea RFC end of season tour to Prague in 1966. The Club played two games, one v Spartak AZKG (won 22 – 6) and the other v Prague District (won 34 – 19).

The following images are courtesy of Mike Thomas who played on the tour:

In this photo Swansea captain Mike Thomas (1st Left) and Dai Davies are joined by two Prague players.


 

In this photo are Swansea players (L to R): Dai Davies, Gareth Thomas, Stuart Ferguson, Peter Rowe and Ron Jones.


 

In this photo Swansea captain Mike Thomas (Left) is pictured with his opposite number, the Prague outside -half.


 

In this photo Swansea players fool around for the camera (Stuart Ferguson carries another Swansea player).


 

The Prague District rugby team that played Swansea.


 

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