Club Captain : Joe Rees
Playing Record : P40, W15, D6, L19, Pts for 286, Pts against 244.
Leading Try Scorer : Rowe Harding 10
Leading Points Scorer : Not Known
Capped v England : Joe Rees, Rowe Harding (d), Gwilym Michael (d), Tom Parker
Capped v Scotland : Rowe Harding, Gwilym Michael, Tom Parker
Capped v France : Joe Rees, Rowe Harding, Gwilym Michael, Tom Parker (c)
Capped v Ireland : Joe Rees, Rowe Harding
(d) = International debut, (c) = captain of international side.
Swansea RFC 1st XV 1922-23 season.
Back Row (L to R): Fred Scrines (Touch Judge), H Jones, G Michael, B Palmer, A Parker, Beynon, J H John, Bob Dowdle (Trainer).
2nd Row (L to R): I Ellis, A Williams, F Palmer (vice-captain), Joe Rees (captain), R Harding, D Hunt, H Thomas
Front Row (L to R): A Owen, E Williams.
The jersey of French international Jean Clement worn at the Wales v France match played at St Helens, Swansea on 24th February 1923. Wales won the match 16 – 8. The jersey is now on display at Swansea RFC.
Jean Clement was a notably talented French player from the early ‘twenties. His debut was against Scotland in 1921 and last match against Ireland in 1923. He won 10 French caps, 3 of which were against Wales in 1921,’ 22 and ’23. He played for Racing Club de France and Tarbes but was a Valence player at the time of his 1923 cap v Wales at St Helens. He also palyer at Outside half at club level.
(Courtesy Frederic Humbert at Rugby Pioneers )
Jean Clement in the French team who played Scotland in 1923. (Club Archive)