Maesteg RFC

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Maesteg RFC
Maesteg RFC logo.jpg
Full name Maesteg Rugby Football Club
Founded 1877
Location Maesteg, Wales
Ground(s) Llynfi Road
Chairman Nigel Williams
League(s) WRU Division Two West
2009-10 1st[1] (WRU Division Two West)
Team kit
Official website
www.maestegrfc.com

Maesteg Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the town of Maesteg, South Wales. The club currently play in the Welsh Rugby Union Division One West and is a feeder club for the Ospreys.

Club history[edit]

Maesteg RFC was formed in 1877 in the Llynfi Valley, in the county of Glamorgan. They were county league champions 1912 to 1913. The 1949 team completed their season without losing a single game. In 1978 and 1979 they were the Whitbread league champions. In 1982 they played the Irish Wolfhounds, Crawshays RFC, Toronto Welsh RFC, German Federation and the New Zealand Māoris; they held the latter to a 10-10 draw. These games were thought at the time to be part of the centenary season of the club.[2] It was later discovered that this was untrue, as the centenary was five years earlier.

Maesteg were promoted to the Welsh Premier Division in 2005, but were relegated back to division one when they came bottom of the league in the 2007/08 season.

Notable former players[edit]

See also Category:Maesteg RFC players

The below players have represented Maesteg and have been capped at international level.

Club honours[edit]

  • Glamorgan Challenge Cup 1912 - Champions
  • Whitbread Merit Table 1977/78 - Champions
  • Whitbread Merit Table 1978/79 - Champions
  • SWALEC Plate 2009/10 - Champions[3]
  • WRU Division Two West 2009.10 - Champions

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WRU official site
  2. ^ Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981, pp11 David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980)
  3. ^ Maesteg claim SWALEC Plate WRU.co.uk, 8 May 2010