More 100 Cap awards made at St Helen’s

This afternoon seven former players of Swansea RFC were presented with their Swansea caps. The presentations took place in the St Helen’s Lounge after the match with Aberavon and were the second such set of retrospective presentations to be made this season. Back in September the first set of seven former players who had each passed the 100 appearance mark for the ‘All Whites’ was made. They were: Mike James, Geoff Wheel, Geoff Atherton, Stuart “Shoulders” Davies, Mike Thomas, Morrie Evans and Barry Glegg.

Today we presented Swansea caps to seven more men who have passed that 100 appearance mark. The award represents the club’s appreciation of their skill, endeavour and loyalty to Swansea RFC, all values that the club has held in high esteem since its founding in 1872. These players and others in further presentations to be made this year, have upheld those values and today was an opportunity for the club to express their thanks in a way that is traditional for rugby clubs to do so. It is a small but heartfelt expression of the bond between Swansea Rugby Club, its supporters and its players.

Club President Stan Addicott made the presentations in the St Helen’s Lounge after eulogising on the skills and character of each of the recipients.

Members of the current squad will be aware that a recent ceremony has likewise honoured players from the post 2003 era for their own loyalty and dedication to Swansea RFC and these 100 cap awards are ongoing, several players fast approaching that landmark.

But today we said thank you as a club to the following seven ‘All Whites’ and know you all Whites supporters gladly join us in congratulating them all:

GORDON MORRIS 1956-1962 191 Games for Swansea
TREVOR EVANS 1970-1979 242 Games for Swansea
ALAN MEREDITH 1972-1982 190 Games for Swansea
DAI RICHARDS 1972-1986 305 Games for Swansea
HUW “spider” DAVIES 1974-1985 189 Games for Swansea
CLIVE WILLIAMS 1979-1987 199 Games for Swansea
TONY SWIFT 1979-1985 169 Games for Swansea
Tony Swift
Alan Meredith
Dai Richards
Trevor Evans
Clive Williams
Huw “Spider” Davies
Gordon Morris
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3