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 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19