1926-27 Season

Club Captain : Elwyn Watkins

Playing Record : P43, W22, D1, L20, Pts for 431, Pts against 381.

Leading Try Scorer : Roy Jones 16

Leading Points Scorer : Dai Parker 49

Capped v England : Rowe Harding, Howell John

Capped v Scotland : Rowe Harding, Howell John

Capped v France : Rowe Harding, Howell John

Capped v Ireland : Rowe Harding, Howell John

1926-27 Swansea RFC 1st XV

Back Row (L to R): Joe Grey, Jack Rees, Roger Ling, J H John, D R Jenkins, Dai Parker. 2nd RowL to R: Lewis Jones (Treasurer), Ben Jones, Bert Palmer (Hon. Secretary), E A H Jones, G Grimshaw, M Rice, W Clement, Rees Evans, E Long, Bob Dowdle (trainer), Tom Harry,(Committee). 2nd Row (L to R): R H R Lloyd (Committee), D P Manley, Bruce Barter, W Faull, J E Watkins, (captain), D B Evans, D Hopkins, W Roberts, W H Evans (Committee). Front Row (L to R): Sid Davies, Roy Jones (vice-captain), W J Trew Jnr. Inset Left: L Perkins, Inset Right: G White. (Club Archive)

Wales team v France 5th march 1927

Back Row (L to R): W H Jackson (Referee – England), J J Burns (Cardiff), J H John (Swansea), I E Jones (Llanelli), Watkin Thomas (Llanelli), T Arthur (Neath), E M Jenkins (Aberavon), H T Phillips (Newport), W A Williams, (Crymlin), J Jones (Touch judge).

Front Row (L to R): B O Male (Cardiff), G E Andrews (Newport), W H Lewis (London Welsh), Wick Powell [C], (London Welsh), Rowe Harding (Swansea), W G Morgan (Cambridge Univ.), J Roberts (Cardiff).

In the Cardiff mud Wales achieved their only win of the international season 25 – 7 against France. Rowe Harding and J H John represented the Swansea club in the side. (Photo Courtesy Howard Evans).


Swansea team v Maoris 1927

The swansea team that lost 11 – 6 to the New Zealand Maoris on October 23rd 1926 at St Helens:

 Players: back Row (L to R): D R Jenkins, J H JOhn, Jack Rees, P C M Rice, Dai Parker, EddieLong, W Faull.

2nd Row (L to R): Bruce barter, D Hopkins, J E Watkins (C), ____, J Rees.

Front Row L to R): ____, Roy Jones, W J Trew Jnr. (Club Archive).