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 King, J H John, D R Jenkins, Dia Parker.
2nd RowL to R: Lewis Jones (Treas.),Ben Jones, Bert Palmer (Sec.), E A H Jones, G Grimshaw, M Price, W Clement, Rees Evans, E Long, Bob Dowdle (trainer), Tom Harry,(Com).
Sitting L to R: R H R Lloyd (Com.), D P Manley, Bruce Barter, W Faull, J E Watkins, (Capt.), D B Evans, D Hopkins, W Roberts, W H Evans (Com.).
On Ground L to R: Sid Davies, Roy Jones (vice-capt.), 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).


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 20 12 2 6 501 461 61
Carmarthen Quins 22 10 0 12 456 420 53
Swansea 20 10 0 10 467 416 51
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 18 9 0 9 468 385 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