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 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