Whites honour more '100 Cap Men"

By Dave Dow | 16/09/2018

  • Swansea RFC to award next set of '100 cap' players
  • Amateur Era players to feature this time
  • players to be presented with their caps after the Neath match


Continuing the tradition of honouring players who have achieved the 100 appearance mark for Swansea RFC, The Whites will be presenting seven players from the Amateur Era with their caps after the home match against Neath on 22nd September.

 

In March 2016, eighteen players from the Semi-Pro era were awarded their caps in recognition of their having passed the 100 appearance mark for Swansea RFC. This is an ongoing activity that the club will follow up as new players achieve that special milestone.

But now Swansea will be presenting of the first of a series of awards this season, to players from the Amateur Era who also passed that mark. The presentations will take place in the St Helen's Lounge after the home match against Neath on 22nd September.

The first set of awards will be presented to seven men whos Swansea careers between them stretched from the 1950s to the 1980s. These are: Morrie Evans, Mike Thomas, Stuart Davies, Geoff Atherton, Mike James, Geoff Wheel and Barry Clegg. 

Club President Stan Addicott commented: "The Swansea club decided some time ago to reintroduce the tradition of awarding caps for players who have played one hundred games or more for the club in recognition of their talent, commitment and loyalty. Some players from the Semi-Pro era have already achieved this landmark and received their caps from the club."

"All present players are made aware of the great traditions which were laid down in the amateur era. All former players have contributed to this and we will be honouring more players throughout the season and beyond, who have passed the 100 appearance mark. These seven players are among that number and this award is from the club to them in recognition of their great service to Swansea Rugby Club."

 Morrie Evans Back-row 1955-1973   
 Mike Thomas Back-row 1960-1969   
 Stuart Davies Centre 1962-1976   
 Geoff Atherton Back-Row 1965-1976  
 Mike James 2nd Row 1968-1975   
 Geoff Wheel 2nd Row 1970-1983   
 Barry Clegg 2nd Row  1972-1985   


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