Waunarlwydd RFC

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Waunarlwydd RFC
Full nameWaunarlwydd Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s)The Waun Massive
Founded1900(c)
Location Waunarlwydd, Wales
Ground(s)Waunarlwydd Recreation Ground (Capacity: 84000)
ChairmanAndrew Wedlake
Coach(es)Gaffa “Dan George’s biggest fan”. Evs the bear. Some guy who sells coffee and does Baldwin’s laces up, Gatch. Mandy Cleary
Captain(s)Seeley Vice captain = Nickclous
League(s) WRU Division One West Central
2018-19Not Top
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Official website
www.waunarlwyddrfc.org.uk

Waunarlwydd Rugby Football Club are a Welsh rugby union club based in the village of Waunarlwydd, Swansea. Waunarlwydd are a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and are a feeder club for the Ospreys. [1]

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby union, widely known simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.

Waunarlwydd village in United Kingdom

Waunarlwydd is a village in Swansea, Wales, falling within the Cockett ward.

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Formed in 1900 the club celebrated its centenary with a tour to Prague in the Czech Republic.

Prague Capital city of the Czech Republic

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the northwest of the Czech Republic on the Vltava river, Prague is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of 2.6 million. The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.

Czech Republic Country in Central Europe

The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic has a landlocked and hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,866 square kilometers (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.6 million inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents; other major cities are Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pilsen.

The club runs teams at all ages between Under 8 and Under 16, a youth section consisting of under 17's and under 19's, seniors, veterans and women's teams. Waunarlwydd currently plays in the WRU Division One West following promotion from WRU Division Two West in the 2009/2010 season. It is the club's second spell in Division One; they originally attained promotion following the 2004/2005 season before being relegated at the end of the 2007/2008 season.

The Welsh Rugby Union Division One West is a rugby union league in Wales first implemented for the 1995/96 season. The league was formed in 2006 when the WRU divided the old Division One into two leagues, West and East

Club history

Waunarlwydd RFC was formed in 1900 and originally played on what is now the Common at Mynydd Bach Y Glo. The team changed at the Arcade, this being the name of the building on the corner of Swansea Road and Bryn Road. There were no club colours and players provided their own jerseys, whatever the colour. In 1908 Waunarlwydd played in a Championship final at St. Helen's. Their opponents were Baycliff, a team from the Sandfields area a match which saw Waunarlwydd have eight players sent off. [2]

The club tasted their first championship success in season 1921-1922 when they won the Third Division Championship of the Swansea & District Rugby Union. In 1933 made its first application for membership of the Welsh Rugby Union. The team won the Swansea and District Rugby Union league and cup double in the 1950/51 season.

In the 1984/85 season the 'green and blacks' reached the West Wales Cup Final following victories against Ystradgynlais, Tumble and Seven Sisters in the preceding rounds. Waunarlwydd RFC met, and lost to, Carmarthen Athletic in the final.

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Past Players

Liam San-Jay Williams - Scarlets, Wales. Nicky Smith - Ospreys, Wales. Scott Otten - Ospreys. Matthew Protheroe - Gloucester. England Elite 18, 20'S. Nicky Thomas - Gloucester. Dai Watts - Swansea Rfc Jonny “one knee lewis” Lewis - Can’t drink for toffee. Rhys 4ce - better than Seeley.

Current squad

Alex Tregembo Honey I ate the wing

Player Position Player Position Andrew Cubby Lloyd Hooker/Prop Tom Eaton Left back in the changing rooms
Rhys Mango Cherry Llanelli reserve Sam Fatty Pridge Wing/tighthead
Mike Maddocks Seeley lookalike Lee Brooks Hooker
Steff Glass bones Jones Wing
Nick Clous Jones VC Fly Half/ Scrum Half
Chris Seeley C Prop Dan Fox Cross fit
Ryan Porter Prop Jonny Lewis Fly Half/ Center
Dan Mental Moyle Traitor Jay Williamson at the bar
Rob Bagley Lock Dai Evans Center
Jamie Rose Lock
Simon Evans Lock Adam Mort with his mrs
Shane Harris Center
Daryll Moore Retired Tom Wedlake A+E
Dan Joseph Weighing in scrap Gretchy KFC
Sion Evans

Ask Hannah

Callum Owen Center/ wing
Alan Pope Wing
Nathan Hart Drum Leighton Lamb Wing/Scrum Half
James Cleary Flanker Rhodri Williams Dong
Mike Nelly Lewis Flanker
Joel Young Flanker
Rhys Satts Wing
Craig Spaz Jenkins Smack head
Lee Evans Full back/ Scrum Half Nathan Cahill Resident Seagull

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References

  1. BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC . Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  2. Waunarlwydd RFC 1900-1975 compiled by Eldred Bayliss and Howard George (1975)