Llandovery RFC

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Llandovery RFC
Full name Llandovery Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) The Drovers
Founded 1878; 139 years ago (1878)
Location Llandovery, Wales
Ground(s) Church Bank Playing Fields (Capacity: 3,000)
Chairman Wales Handel Davies
Coach(es) Wales Euros Evans
Captain(s) Luke Lewis
League(s) Welsh Premier Division
2014/15 8th[1]
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.llandoveryrfc.co.uk

Llandovery RFC (Welsh: Clwb Rygbi Llanymddyfri) is a Welsh rugby union club based in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The club is an inaugural member of the Welsh Rugby Union, currently play in the Welsh Premier Division and is a feeder club for the Scarlets a Pro 12 club.[2]

Early history[edit]

Prior to 1878 written evidence exists of a Llandovery rugby team, though in these reports it is not clear if this was a town or college team. On 22 February 1878 a report in the Carmarthen Journal refers to a rugby game between 'Llandovery' and other local teams but these were specifically named as college teams while Llandovery was not. In 1879 Llandovery College, played their first recognised official match against Christ College, Brecon.[3] This was a college and not a town side as the match report indicated it was the first time the two schools had met. [4]are nowadays recognised as an inaugural member of the Welsh Rugby Union at a meeting held at the on 12 March 1881 in the Castle Hotel, Neath.[5] It is not certain however whether C. P. Lewis, a master at the college was representing the town as well as the college. In 1894, Llandovery was one of ten clubs who became affiliated to the Welsh Rugby Union, but gave up this status in 1910.

Inter-war period[edit]

Rugby was not played in Llandovery from 1914–1919, during the Great War, but commenced again in 1920 and the club continued until 1935, but due to a lack of fixtures ceased to function in that year.

Post World War II[edit]

In November 1948 Llandovery RFC officially reformed, and began laying down the foundations that would give it future stability. Llandovery RFC moved their club headquarters to the White Hall and in 1956 the town's Improvement Committee purchased Barlow's Field which was levelled and reseeded. In the subsequent two years improvements included the building of changing rooms. In 1956 Llandovery RFC reapplied for membership to the WRU which was granted in 1957.

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
Tom Ball Hooker Wales Wales
Dafydd Hughes Hooker Wales Wales
Elgan Lewis Hooker Wales Wales
luke Lewis Hooker Wales Wales
Dean Howells Prop Wales Wales
Scott Jenkins Prop Wales Wales
Lewys Jonathan Prop Wales Wales
Andrew Jones Prop Wales Wales
Wyn Jones Prop Wales Wales
Jamie Kaijaks Prop Wales Wales
Dexter Thomas Prop Wales Wales
Berian Watkins Prop Wales Wales
Dorian Williams Prop Wales Wales
Jake Baker Lock Wales Wales
George Earle Lock South Africa South Africa
Bryn Griffiths Lock Wales Wales
Matthew Harbut Lock Wales Wales
Colin Markham Lock Wales Wales
Jake Simm Lock Wales Wales
Luke Waller Lock Wales Wales
Phil Day Flanker Wales Wales
Andrew Green Flanker Wales Wales
Shaun Miles Flanker Wales Wales
Ryan Morgans Flanker Wales Wales
Joseph Powell Flanker Wales Wales
Richard Rees Flanker Wales Wales
Lawrence Reynolds Flanker Wales Wales
Stefan Taffetsauffer Flanker Wales Wales
Stuart Worrall Flanker Wales Wales
Richard Brooks Number 8 Wales Wales
Player Position Union
Ifan Beynon-Thomas Scrum-half Wales Wales
Dan Brooks Scrum-half Wales Wales
Rhodri Davies Scrum-half Wales Wales
Lee Rees Scrum-half Wales Wales
Rhodri Williams Scrum-half Wales Wales
James Davies Fly-half Wales Wales
Mitch Jones Fly-half Wales Wales
Steffan Marshall Fly-half Wales Wales
Jack Maynard Fly-half Wales Wales
Jacob Cowley Centre New Zealand New Zealand
Matthew Jacobs Centre Wales Wales
Rhodri Jones Centre Wales Wales
Joe Morgan Centre Wales Wales
Sam Soul Centre Wales Wales
Rhodri Wall Centre Wales Wales
Craig Woodall Centre Wales Wales
Jevon Barnes Wing Wales Wales
Aron Evans Wing Wales Wales
Rhys Gealy Wing Wales Wales
Josh Hodson Wing Wales Wales
Aaron Warren Wing Wales Wales
Jacob Clement Fullback Wales Wales
Mike Evans Fullback Wales Wales
Will Thomas Fullback Wales Wales
Rhys Williams Fullback Wales Wales

Notable former players[edit]

See also Category:Llandovery RFC players

References[edit]

  1. ^ WRU Official Site - Sourced 28 August 2011
  2. ^ BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  3. ^ Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981, David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980) pp23
  4. ^ South Wales Daily News 2 December 1897 p4
  5. ^ Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981, David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980) pp41

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