North Wales rugby

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North Wales
Full name North Wales Rugby Union
Nickname(s) The Gogs
Location North Wales
Ground(s) Various

North Wales Rugby (Welsh: Rygbi Gogledd Cymru) was a representative rugby union team in and for north Wales. They competed annually in the Welsh County Championship and represented the region against international touring teams including the Tonga Sea Eagles, Romania, Japan and Western Samoa.

At age grade level they competed twice against touring New Zealand under 21 sides.

The first notable player from North Wales was D.M.Johnston of HMS Conway school on Anglesey who toured South Africa in 1956 with Welsh Schoolboys. The tour party, who lost one game on an eight match tour, included Clive Rowlands who went on to gain senior Wales caps.

In December 2009 at a Welsh Rugby Union press conference held at Ruthin Castle they were formally replaced by the new developmental regional rugby union team for north Wales RGC 1404.[1]

Wales Post War internationals[edit]