1925-26 Season (M)

Club Captain : Elwyn Watkins

Playing Record : P43, W27, D1, L15, Pts for 508, Pts against 324.

Leading Try Scorer : Elwyn Watkins 13

Leading Points Scorer : Dai Parker 63

Capped v England : Rowe Harding, D B Evans (d), Howell John (d), Tom Hopkins (d)

Capped v Scotland : Howell John, Tom Hopkins

Capped v Ireland : Rowe Harding, Howell John, Tom Hopkins

Capped v France : Rowe Harding, Howell John, Tom Hopkins


1925-26 Swansea RFC 1st XV

Back Row L to R: W H Evans (Hon. Gen. Sec.), E C Perkins (Asst. Sec.), F Faull, J H John, W Burgess, B Johns, M Rice, D Parker, T Hopkins, G Grimshaw.
2nd Row L to R: D R Jenkins, E Hopkins, B Barter, J E Watkins (Capt.), R Jones, D Hopkins, L Shipton.
Front Row L to R: S Davies, J Jones, E A H Jones, A L B Perkins.

(Club Archive)


Wales 11 Ireland 8 at Swansea 13 Mar 1926 (Courtesy Pathe News) CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW MOVIE.



Welsh team training in Edinburgh before losing to Scotland at Murrayfield 6 Feb 1926 Rowe Harding captain is in photo but withdrew injured and Arthur Cornish
led the team with W C Powell playing wing.
Back row – George Edwards (Neath=reserve); D Jones (Newport), T Hopkins (Swansea), Sid Hinam (Cardiff),
Steve Laqwrence (Bridgend), D M Jenkins (treorchy), J H John (Swansea), George Andrews (Newport.
Middle Row – G Lewis (Abercarn or Aberavon? Trainer?), Emlyn Watkins (Blaina), Arthur Cornish (Cardiff),
W C Powell (London Welsh), A Stock (Newport), W Rowe Harding (Swansea), Bobby Jones (Northampton),
W Everson (Newport), god knows who the last one is!! not a player
Front – Ron Herrera (Cross Keys), W J Delahay (Cardiff).

(Photo Courtesy Howard Evans).


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