1960-61 Season

P W D L Pts. For Pts. Ag. T P D C
45 25 5 15 482 325 96 32 6 40

CAPTAIN : JOHN LELEU
MOST APPEARANCES : 39 (WARREN JENKINS & GWYN LEWIS)
MOST TRIES : 12 (DEWI BEBB)
MOST POINTS : 75 (HAYDN MAINWARING)
WALES CAPS :
v SA : Dewi Bebb & John Leleu
v E : Dewi Bebb
v S : Dewi Bebb
v I : Dewi Bebb
v F : Dewi Bebb & Haydn Mainwaring (d)


Swansea RFC 1st XV 1960-61 season

Back Row (L to R):J H Mainwaring, M Evans, J Clifford, I Fisher, J Faull, W Jenkins, G A Burnett(Com.).
2nd Row(L to R): D Jones(Com.), E Thomas, M Thomas, G Lewis, W O Williams, E Lewis, M Phillips, R J Dobbs(Trainer).
Front Row(L to R): D P Price(Hon Sec.), R Harding, B Thomas, J Leleu(Captain), M Rogers, N G Gale, L G Blyth(Com.). (Club Archive).


Swansea Athletic RFC 1960-61

Back Row (L to R): W Alexander, R Miers, Ian Jones.
2nd Row (L to R): M Jones, C williams, G John, J Morgan, I Thomas, J trott.
3rd Row (L to R): R J Pinney (Trainer), B Howe, A Hughes, J Jones, C Llewellyn, S Parker, J Bayliss, W Thomas.
front Row (L to R): Ivor Rees (Com.), D Parkhouse, J Morris (captain), Bernard Cajot, J Llewellyn (Com.). (Club Archive).


 

Swansea Youth 1960-61 Season

Back Row(L to R): G Lewis, A Thomas, -?-, -?-, -?-, H Evans, -?-.
2nd Row(L to R): G Rees, N Blyth, I Morgan, -?-, -?-, T Thomas, D Saker.
3rd Row (sitting L to R): -?-, -?-, -?-, B Thomas(Captain), B Francis, -?-, -?-.
Front Row: -?-, -?-. (Club Archive)

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On 26th November 1960 Swansea played the 5th South African tourists at St Helens.
The swansea team that day were: M Rogers, M Evans, M Young, D Bebb, B Richards, J Hopkins, J Leleu (captain), J Faull, W Jenkins, G Morris, J Clifford, G Lewis, N Gale and W. O. Williams.
Swansea 3 points South Africa 11 points.
Unfortunately, we lost Malcolm Rogers at the end of the first half of this game (dislocated shoulder) and had to play with fourteen men for the whole of thesecond half. Haydn Mainwaring moved to full-back, and the ex-marine tackled everyone in a green and gold shirt – on sight.
With John Faull having to come out of the pack, the remaining seven worked like trojans. Captain, John Leleu and Warren Jenkins seemed to be everywhere, while the front five played like heroes. Dewi Bebb crossed for our only score, whilst Van Zyle, Hill Roux and Antelme were the South African try scorers. Lockyer did their kicking.
(Contributed by Horace Phillips.)


 

Swansea v South Africa at St Helens – 26th November 1960. Swansea prop Gwyn Lewis looks for support. (Club Archive).


 

Match programme from the Swansea v South Africa match (Courtesy Ellis Rugby).


 

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