Porthcawl RFC

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Porthcawl RFC
Full name Porthcawl Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) Seaweeds, The Gulls
Founded 1880
Location Porthcawl, Wales
Ground(s) South Road Ground
League(s) WRU Division Four South West
2016/2017 10th[1]
Team kit
Official website
www.porthcawlrfc.com

Porthcawl Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team based in Porthcawl, Wales. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Ospreys.[2]

Porthcawl presently field a First XV team, Second XV, Youth XV, Juniors - Under 14, Under 13, Under 12 and Minis Section.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1880 and became a full member club of the WRU shortly after. Throughout its history the Seaweeds have competed strongly in the Glamorgan area and although classified as a second class WRU club has competed well in the WRU Cup competitions against many so called 1st class clubs including the likes of Neath, Aberavon, South Wales Police and Ebbw Vale. One of its proudest moments came in 1972 when the club faced and beat Maesteg, one of the very first "giant killing" games.

Recently the club has enjoyed a renaissance with the selection of the youngest ever Welsh international player in Tom Prydie and Ryan Bevington, son of club stalwart Richard, being selected as part of the 2011 Wales World Cup Squad. Also with that squad was home produced senior analyst Rhys Long who is the son of another club stalwart, Dai.

Notable former players[edit]

  • Wales Clive Williams Wales and the British Lions
  • Wales Tom Prydie Wales
  • Wales Ryan Bevington Wales
  • Wales Roddy Evans Wales and British Lions
  • Wales Roger Michaelson Wales

References[edit]

  1. ^ WRU official site
  2. ^ BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2008-06-29.