On Friday 7th February, a Swansea RFC team will travel to Plas-y-Ddol to play Abercrave who celebrate their centenary this season and have invited Swansea to join in the celebratory schedule.
Swansea Secretary Alun Donovan said: ” As a former Abercrave player myself, I am especially pleased that the Whites have been able to accept the offer to play Abercrave in their centenary season and to help them celebrate this milestone. As supporters will know, there have been long links between the two clubs with more than a few players from Abercrave shining on the St Helen’s pitch in the white strip of Swansea.”
“As club Secretary I congratulate them on achieving the centenary landmark and look forward to travelling to Plas-Y-Ddol to see the two teams run out. The kick off has been arranged for 7pm, so I encourage Whites supporters to join us on Friday 7th February at Abercrave.”
Abercrave Secretary Darryl Williams added: “This Match is to celebrate 125Years of Rugby at Abercrave. Founded in 1894 by the local miners; Abercrave RFC celebrates it 125th year this season. We are grateful to Swansea RCFC for agreeing to help us kick off our celebrations by welcoming them to our home Plas-Y-ddol on Friday 7th February.”
“Abercrave RFC play in Division 3A West Central and run teams at all ages from Under 6 through to Senior level. We currently run two senior teams and have combined our resources with Ystradgynlais RFC at Youth Team level to enjoy success with our Upper Swansea Valley Youth Team. USV.”
“Over the last 125 years Abercrave RFC has enjoyed strong links with Swansea RCFC having provided the city team with many top class players. Back in the 1930’s Prison Officer Eddie Morgan started his rugby with Abercrave, went on to represent Swansea and then Wales and the British Lions at that time.
Other players to have further developed their rugby at Swansea are:-
“As well has the above mentioned players Abercrave is proud of the fact that Wales International second row at the 1987 World Cup, Huw Richards hailed from Abercrave along with of course Wales and Irish and British Lions tight head prop Adam Jones.
Once again Abercrave RFC would like to offer everyone associated with Swansea RCFC a very warm welcome to Plas-Y-Ddol on Friday 7th February 2020.”