Carmarthen Quins RFC

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Carmarthen Quins RFC
Full name Carmarthen Quins Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) Quins
Founded 1875; 140 years ago (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
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 2008–09 season. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and a feeder club for the Pro12 team, the Scarlets.[2]

Club history[edit]

During the 2005–06 season Carmarthen Quins were relegated from the Welsh Premier Division and placed in Division One West, making 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 because Blackwood's ground was deemed not to meet WRU standards for the Premier league, the game was forfeited.[3]

Club honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

Player Position Union
Gareth Thomas Prop Wales Wales
Matthew Ellery Prop Wales Wales
Billy Jones Hooker Wales Wales
Carwyn Jones Lock Wales Wales
Tom Jacob Lock Wales Wales
James Davies Flanker Wales Wales
Dave Bowen Flanker Philippines Philippines
Sion Bennett Number 8 Wales Wales
Player Position Union
Rhodri Wells Scrum-half Wales Wales
Tom Phillips Outside-half Wales Wales
Jason Harries Centre Wales Wales
Brandon Meade Centre Tonga Tonga
Tom Boucher Wing Israel Israel
Aled Milkmatets Wing Fiji Fiji
Ian Slate Fullback Wales Wales
Dan Idole George Flanker 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. ^ BBC News (8 July 2004). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  3. ^ Carmarthen Quins and Blackwood are champions of Swalec league Walesonline.co.uk 22 September 2014