1959-60 Season

P W D L Pts. For Pts. Ag. T P D C
38 22 6 10 475 239 100 28 5 38

CAPTAIN : GORDON MORRIS
MOST APPEARANCES : 36 (GWYN LEWIS)
MOST TRIES : 14 (DEWI BEBB)
MOST POINTS : 131 (HAYDN MAINWARING)
WALES CAPS :
v E : Dewi Bebb & John Faull
v S : Dewi Bebb
v I : Dewi Bebb & Norman Gale
v F : Dewi Bebb, John Faull, John Leleu & Bryan Richards

Swansea RFC 1st XV 1959-60 Season

Back Row (L to R):G Lewis, J Clifford, J Faull, W O Williams.
3rd Row (L to R): G A Burnett(Com.), L G Blyth(Com.), D Bebb, M Evans, W Jenkins, R Jones, J H Mainwaring, J Leleu, A Jones, B Thomas, M Rogers, D Leonard, R J Dobbs(Trainer), W Lang(Com.), D Jones(Com.).
2nd Row(L to R): D P Price(Sec.): C Roderick, G Morris(Captain), BRichards, N Gale, D S Parker(Com).
Front Row(L to R): L Powell, D D Parkhouse, J Hopkins.
inset: Marsden Young. (Club Archive).


 

Swansea Athletic XV 1959-60 Season

Played: 29, Won: 18, Lost: 9, Drawn: 2. Points For: 342, Against: 186.
Back Row(L to R): J Baylis, D Murphy, W Alexander, J Morgan, C Johnson, D John, M Evans, J Williams.
2nd Row(L to R): R Matthews, R J Pinney(Trainer), B Jones, M Smith, D Leonard, A Jones, M Rogers, A Thomas, B Thomas, R Harding, B Cajot.
Front Row(L to R): J Jones, V Elias, J Llewellyn, Ian Jones(Captain), D P Price(Sec.), C Llewellyn, C Williams. (Club Archive).


 

Swansea Youth 1959-60 Season.

Back Row: not known.
2nd Row: not known.
3rd Row(L to R): -?-, T Morgan, -?-, A Thomas (Captain), S Parker, -?-.
Front Row(L to R): N Hopkins, R Jones, -?-, -?-. (Club Archive).

If you think you recognise any of the players not named, please get in contact with the club. We’d love to hear from you.

 


 

The official opening of the ‘memorial gates’ at the gorse lane end of the ground took place in December 1959. The gates were paid for by the supporters’ club group and were dedicated by Canon HC Williams, vicar of Swansea. In the picture (left to right) are Tom Davies, Mervyn Hosea, Eddie Rickard, Horace Leyshon, Cliff Bancroft, Aubrey Powell, Alan Lloyd, Albert Davies, Wilfred Hill and Dudley George.

 

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