1955-56 Season

P W D L Pts. For Pts. Ag. T P D C
 39 20 4 15 353 285 75 19 5 28

CAPTAIN : W. O.‘Billy’ WILLIAMS
MOST APPEARANCES : 35 (GWYN LEWIS)
MOST TRIES : 11 (GWYN LAWRENCE & TEIFION WILLIAMS)
MOST POINTS : 76 (ALAN PROSSER HARRIES)
WALES CAPS :
v E : Clem Thomas & ‘Billy’ Williams
v S : Clem Thomas & ‘Billy’ Williams
v I : Clem Thomas & ‘Billy’ Williams

* Swansea finished the game against Neath on 21 April with only 12 men !

A Rumanian XV toured Wales at the start of the season. This was the 1st occasion for a team from behind the Iron Curtain to do so and their 1st game was at St Helens on 3 September.


Match programme from the Swansea v Romania match at St Helens on 3rd September 1955. Swansea lost the match 3 – 39. The Swansea team was: Gwyn Lewis, Trevor Petherbridge, Eric Vincent, Islwyn Hopkins, Elwyn Jenkins, Peter Stone, Eiros Bowen, Jim Rees, Morlais Davies, Bryan Richards, Horace Phillips, Raymond Jones, Glen Evans, Colin Jones, and Alan Harries. (Club Archive).

 

The Rumanian players look to go on the attack versus Swansea at St. Helen’s.
Original image restored by David Dow at Dragon Tales Rugby 2006. 01792 419756, 07779 043 048. www.dragontalesrugby.com

Action shot from the Swansea v Romania match at St Helens on 3rd September 1955.

(Club Archive).


 

 

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