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
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 20 12 2 6 501 461 61
Carmarthen Quins 22 10 0 12 456 420 53
Swansea 20 10 0 10 467 416 51
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 18 9 0 9 468 385 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