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
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 21 12 2 7 526 489 63
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 19 10 0 9 496 410 56
Carmarthen Quins 22 10 0 12 456 420 53
Swansea 20 10 0 10 467 416 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