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19 June 2017 / Club News

End of Season Review 2016-17

1st XV:


Division 1 East Playing Record
P.22, W.21, L.1, For 872, Tries Scored 138, Points Against 265 Tries Against 33.

*Finished 1st in Division 1 East Central with a total of 101 points.

*Won promotion to the Championship with an aggregate win of 52-37 over Division 1 East Central winners Treorchy RFC.


Cup Record
P.7, W.5, L.2, For 278, Tries Scored 46, Points Against 65 Tries Against 8.

*Lost in the Quarter Final of the District Cup away at Treochy RFC 10-16

*Lost in the last 16 of the WRU Plate away at Nant Conwy RFC 12-17

*Won the Glamorgan County Silver Ball beating Tondu RFC in the final at the Brewery Field, 17-10


Overall Playing Record
P.31, W.27, L.4, For 1202, Tries Scored 191, Points Against 367, Tries Against 42.

Top Points Scorer
Fullback David Gratton, 250.

Top Try Scorer
Wing Jordan Rees, 36 NEW CLUB RECORD

Most Appearances From 31 Games Played:

  • Luke Rees 30,
  • Lewis Smith, Scott Pritchard, Chris Phillips, Kevin Briggs, Dale Green 29,
  • Ross Lucas 28,


End of Season Awards – 1st XV:

  • Player of the season – Ross Lucas
  • Coaches Award – Kevin Briggs
  • Players Player – Chris Phillips
  • Supporters Player – Chris Phillips
  • Most Improved – Joshua Hawkins
  • Most Promising Player – Rhys Phillips
  • Loyalty Award – Marc Jones
  • Top Try Scorer – Jordan Rees (36)
  • Top Points Scorer – David Gratton (250)
  • Captains Award – Lewis Smith
  • Coach Award – Gareth Studley


2nd XV:


REGRU Division C Playing Record
P.6, W.4, L.2 Points for 182, Points Against 92

Wattstown withdrew from the division, Abercwmboi and Builth Wells again failed to raise sides to play us. *Finished Runner up in the Rhondda and East Glamorgan Division C

Cup Record
P.2, W.2, L.0 Points for 51, Points Against 31
Winners of the Mel Davies Cup for the 2nd year in succession beating Caerphilly in the final 34-16

Friendly Record
P.4, W.4, L.0 Points for 182, Points Against 48
*3 of the 4 friendly fixtures were versus Div A teams, winning 3 from 3!

Overall Playing Record
P.12, W.10, L.2, For 398, Tries Scored 56, Points Against 130, Tries Against 18.


Top Points Scorer
Simon Thomas, 52.

Top Try Scorer
Simon Thomas, Dale Llewellyn 7,

End of Season Awards – 2nd XV:

  • Coaches Award – Kerry Jones
  • Most Improved – Rhys Tovey
  • Player of the year – Jack Healy
  • Player’s player – Adam Reed
  • Captain Award – Adam Reed
  • Coach Award – Kristian Norman & Ian Sharp


Youth XV:
P.23, W.12, D.0, L.11, For 284, Points Against 258.


Runner up in the WRU Blues Division B Runner up in the Taff Rhondda Youth Merit Table Runner up in the Youth Mid District Cup 4 of this season’s Youth also played for the 1st XV or 2nd XV during the season:

  • Calum Jones,
  • Jake O’Sullivan
  • Callum Farrer,
  • Lewis Jones


End of Season Awards – Youth XV:

  • Most Improved Player – Calun Morton
  • Coaches Award – Calum Jones
  • Players Player – Chad Davies
  • Coaches Player – Jake O’Sullivan
  • Captains Award – Jake O’Sullivan
  • Coach Award – Brian Baldwin, Craig
  • O’Sullivan, Chris Beere & Paul Briggs


Other End of Season Awards:

Clubman of the year – Gareth Saunders

  • Presidents Award – Tommy David
  • Club Service Award – Phil ‘Pippy’ Williams
  • Club Services – Ron Mullock
  • Club Services – Graham Bishop
  • Club Services – Bobby Sharp
  • Club Services – Billy Jones
  • Season contribution – Ron Mullock
  • Season contribution – Richard ‘Doopsey’ Hooper
  • Season contribution – Darren Gaines
  • Season contribution – Jessica Elliot
  • Season contribution – Shola Baldwin


Thanks to all the supporters and sponsors that have helped make 2016-17 our most successful season EVER. Roll on 2017-18!! 

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