Tylorstown RFC

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Tylorstown RFC
Full name Tylorstown Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) The Tigers, Tylorstown Tigers
Founded 1903
Location Tylorstown, Wales
Ground(s) Penrhys Park
President T.T. Williams
Coach(es) Paul Hefford, Steve Cook, Michael Ward (Youth), Christopher Matthews (Youth)
League(s) WRU Division Two East
2009 - 2010 Champions[1] WRU Division Three South East
Team kit
Official website
www.tylorstown-rfc.co.uk

Tylorstown Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the village of Tylorstown, Wales. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Cardiff Blues.[2]

It is believed that rugby was played in Tylorstown from 1895, but it was not until 1903 that the club played under the name Tylorstown RFC. The first written publication of Tylorstown RFC playing was a match report in the Western Mail on 27 February 1905, in which the team played and lost against local Rhondda team, Llwynypia. Tylostown RFC applied for and gained membership of the Welsh Rugby Union in 1937. The club has disbanded twice in their history, during both World Wars.

The teams nickname, the Tigers, comes from their team strip which is amber and black hoops. In the 2013-2014 season, the under 15s team wore a tiger print kit on their tour of The Netherlands

Notable former players[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ WRU Official Site
  2. ^ BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  3. ^ Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981, pp463 David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980)
  4. ^ Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981, pp473 David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980)