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
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19