1958-59 Season

P W D L Pts. For Pts. Ag. T P D C
39 21 6 12 427 255 88 17 10 41

CAPTAIN : BRYAN RICHARDS
MOST APPEARANCES : 37 (MARSDEN YOUNG)
MOST TRIES : 12 (MORRIE EVANS)
MOST POINTS : 82 (DAVID PARKHOUSE)
WALES CAPS :
v E : Dewi Bebb (d), John Faull & Clem Thomas
v S : Dewi Bebb, John Faull & Clem Thomas
v I : Dewi Bebb, John Faull & Clem Thomas
v F : Dewi Bebb & Clem Thomas
British Lions to New Zealand/Australia : John Faull


Swansea RFC 1st XV 1958-59 season

Back Row L to R: S Parker(Match Com.), D Thomas, A N O’Brien, C Johnson, G Morris, G Lewis, K W Davies, W Lang(Com.).
2nd Row L to R:J Dobbs(Trainer), M Rogers, D Lloyd, L Davies, R Jones, N G Gale, J Hopkins, V Elias, D P Price(Hon. Sec.).
3rd Row(standing)L to R: D Jones(Match Com.), D Bebb, I Bruce Barter(Match Com. Chairman),.
Front Row(sitting) L to R: M Young, C Rodeick, B Richards(Capt.), W O Williams, D Parkhouse.
(Club Archive).


 

Swansea Athletic 1958-59 season

Back Row L to R: R H Lloyd, W A Alexander, R Matthews, W Jenkins, R Williams, J Morris(Asst. Trainer).
2nd Row: (L to R): M Rogers, D Thomas, G Jones, I Jones, J MacClean, D Parkhouse, B Jones, C Williams.
Front Row (L to R): J Llewellyn(Com.), R J Pinney(Trainer), D Leonard, D Lloyd, V Elias(Captain), C Roderick, K W Davies, Bruce Barter(Com.).
Inset: CBF Llewellyn. (Club Archive).


 

Group Captain “Ranji” Walker’s XV v Swansea on 13th September 1958 at St Helens.

Swansea won 29 – 3. This was the last of ten meetings between the two sides from 1949 to 1958.
Back Row (L to R): R P Boggon (St Thomas’ Hosp.), G W Hastings (Glos.), W M Patterson (Liverpool), R Lightfoot (Wanderers), J Dodd (Cardiff), T Nesdale (Garryowen), ?.
2nd Row (L to R): S J McDermott (L. Irish), D Barry (Dolphin), D O Brace (C) (Llanelli), “Ranji” walker, N Brophy (U. C. Dublin), D Pim (Wanderers), J P Horrocks-Taylor (Leicester).
Front Row (L to R): P H Elkington (K C S Wimbledon, Old Boys), A W B Risman (Manchester Univ.). (Club Archive).


 

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