Tonna RFC

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Tonna RFC
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Full nameTonna Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s)Dingle Boys / The Ton
Founded1888;132 years ago (1888)
Location Tonna, Wales
League(s)A WRU Division 3C West Central
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Official website
tonnarfc.co.uk

Tonna Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the village of Tonna, Wales, UK. Tonna RFC is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Ospreys. [1]

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History

Although it is believed that Tonna RFC was in existence before 1888, the first officially recorded report came from the 1887/88 season when the Cambria Daily Reader stated that Tonna RFC were drawn to play Mynyddbach in the local Neath cup challenge cup. It is therefore recorded that Tonna RFC came into being on the 28 February 1888.

Tonna RFC's first international player was David Harris Davies, although playing for Neath RFC at the time of his one and only cap against Scotland in 1904, he came through the playing ranks of Tonna.

With the outbreak of the First World War the club disbanded, but reformed as Dulais United after the war. This team was an amalgamation of local villages Tonna, Aberdulais, Cadoxton, Cilfrew and Cefn-yr-allt; but the team was still housed in Tonna.

Notable players

Full Senior Internationals

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References

  1. BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC . Retrieved 2008-08-22.
  2. Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981, David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980) pp464 ISBN   0-7083-0766-3