1911-12 Season

Club Captain : Dicky Owen

Playing Record : P35, W19, D6, L10.

Leading Try Scorer : Frank Holbrook 18

Leading Points Scorer : Jack Bancroft 48

Capped v England : Dicky Owen (c), Jack Bancroft, DJ Thomas

Capped v Scotland : Billy Trew, Jack Bancroft, Dicky Owen (c), Ivor Morgan

Capped v Ireland : Jack Bancroft (c), Bryn Lewis (d), Harry Hiams (d), Tom Williams (d)

Capped v France : Harry Hiams

(d) = International debut, (c) = captain of international side.


Swansea RFC 1st XV 1911-12 Season
Played: 35, Won: 19, Drawn: 6, Lost: 10.
Back Row (L to R): T Williams, Ivor Morgan, I Williams, D Davies, F E Perkins (Hon. Sec.), R J Alban Davies, Ben Davies, A Roberts, H Moulton, Bryn Lewis, Bob Dowdle (Trainer).
2nd Row (L to R): George Hayward, dick Williams, Howell Lewis, R M Owen (Captain), D J Thomas, Haydn Evans, W S Goff.
Front Row (L to R): Jack Bancroft, W J Trew.


A watch and ring presented to Dickie Owen on his retirement from playing in 1912. The Watch was presented by swansea RFC and is enscribed on the inner reverse: “PRESENTED TO R M OWEN BY THE SC & FC. PLAYED FOR SWANSEA 14 YEARS AND GLAMORGAN 30 TIMES. INTERNATIONAL 35 TIMES. One of the greatest inside-halves in the Annals of the game” Kindly made available to photograph by Phillip Owen, Dickie Owen’s grandson.


Ring worn by Dickie Owen commemorating his achievements on the rugby field. The inside is skillfully engraved with the message: “IN COMMEMORATION OF HAVING BEATEN ALL INTERNATIONAL RECORDS BY PLAYING MY 34TH MATCH ON JANUARY 20TH 1912. DICKIE OWEN.” The date alludes to the match against England which he possibly thought would be his last. He did of course play in the following fixture against Scotland on 3rd February at his home ground of St Helens and was carried off shoulder high by the crowd after captaining Wales to a 21 – 6 win. Kindly made available to photograph by Phillip Owen, Dickie Owen’s grandson.


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