1946-47 Season

P W D L Pts. For Pts. Ag. T P D C
35 19 3 13 330 236 72 10 7 28

CAPTAIN : DAI JOHN DAVIES
MOST APPEARANCES : 29 (GUY ADDENBROKE)
MOST TRIES : 18 (GUY ADDENBROKE)
MOST POINTS : 54 (GUY ADDENBROKE)
WALES CAPS :
v E : Dai Jones (d)
v F : Dai Jones
v I : Dai Jones
* Trainer Bob Dowdle completed 50 years with the club during the season


Swansea RFC 1st XV 1946-47 Season

Inset L to R: W A Beynon, Bryn Evans, Tom Sullivan.
Back Row L to R: Bob Dowdle, D Hunt, Trevor Davies, Howard Jones, Dai Jones, W D Johnson, J Rowland, Cliff Prosser (Hon. Sec.).
2nd Row(sitting) L to R: G Morse, G Haddenbrooke, D Glyn Davies, Rees Williams, Tom Briggs, G Bateman.
Front Row L to R: Len Davies, Alun Thomas, G Beynon, E Griffiths. (Club Archive)


 

This is the Swansea squad that toured Cornwall in September 1946. The club defeated Penzance 14-0 (14th), Redruth 7-0 (16th) and Falmouth 25-5 (17th). The Cornish papers referred to Swansea as having provided a ‘delightful exhibition of all round rugby’. The tour was a particularly successful one for Guy Addenbroke who scored a try hat trick against Penzance in front of a 5,000 crowd and scored 2 more tries against Falmouth. (Club Archive)

 

Scrum-Half Haydn Tanner passes from the back of a scrum for Swansea against Newport at St Helens. 29th September 1946. (Club Archive).

 

Programme from France v Wales international at Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris 22 March 1946. Wales won 3 – 0 from a Bill Tamplin (Cardiff) penalty. Swansea’s D.C.J. Jones played in the pack. The captain was Haydn Tanner, now playing for Cardiff. (Courtesy Ellis Rugby).

 

 


 

 

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