Carmarthen Quins RFC

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Carmarthen Quins RFC
Full name Carmarthen Quins Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) Quins
Founded 1875[1]
Location Carmarthen, Wales
Ground(s) Carmarthen Park
President Brian Jones
Coach(es) Max Howells , Steve Davies
Captain(s) Ian Jones
League(s) Welsh Premier Division
2010-11 11th[2]
Team kit
Official website
www.carmarthenquinsrfc.co.uk

Carmarthen Quins Rugby Football Club are one of two Welsh rugby union clubs based in Carmarthen in West Wales, the other being Carmarthen Athletic. They currently play in the Welsh Premier Division league after their promotion to the Premiership in the 2008/2009 season. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Scarlets.[3]

Club history[edit]

During the 2005/06 season Carmarthen Quins were relegated from the Welsh Premier Division and placed into Division One West, but made a return to the Premier league after winning the West league in 2008/09. Carmarthen were to face Blackwood, winners of Division One East. in a play off for promotion; but as Blackwood's ground was deemed not to meet WRU standards for the Premier league, the game was forfeit.[4]

Club honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-IRB nationality.

Player Position Union
Gareth Thomas Prop Wales Wales
Carwyn Jones Lock Wales Wales
James Davies Flanker Wales Wales
Sion Bennett Number 8 Wales Wales
Player Position Union
Jason Harries Centre Wales Wales
Rhodri Wells Scrum-half Wales Wales
Ian Slate Fullback Wales Wales

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981, David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980) pp11 ISBN 0-7083-0766-3
  2. ^ WRU Official Site - Sourced 28 August 2011
  3. ^ BBC News (8 July 2004). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  4. ^ Carmarthen Quins and Blackwood are champions of Swalec league Walesonline.co.uk 13 April 2009