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Photograph on postcard, B&W (gloss finish), Swansea RFC 1st XV 1911-12 season. Postcard: Reliable Series published by J Lambert of Swansea. Photograph by A & G Taylor's of Swansea. Original is much faded with small hole in lower right of image. Dimensions: w5 3/8" x h3 1/2" (w13.7cm x h8.8cm).


This is a postcard of a photograph taken by Swansea photographers A & G Taylors of Swansea. It depicts the Swansea RFC 1st XV in the 1911-12 season. The captain this season was Swansea and Wales scrum-half Dicky Owen, who was given the honour of captaining the side during this his final season. The captaincy was vacated by Swansea and Wales great Billy Trew in recognition of Owen's contribution to Swansea rugby and to Welsh rugby (35 caps). The record for the season was: Played: 35, Won: 19, Drawn: 6, Lost: 10. The personnel in the image are as follows:
Back Row (L to R): Tom Williams, Ivor Morgan, Ike Williams, D Davies, F E Perkins (Hon. Sec.), J Alban Davies, Ben Davies, Alf Roberts, Harry Moulton, Bryn Lewis, Bob Dowdle (Trainer).
2nd Row (L to R): George Hayward, Dick Williams, Howell Lewis, Dicky Owen (Captain), D J Thomas, Haydn Evans, W S Goff.
Front Row (L to R): Jack Bancroft, Billy Trew.


dicky owen, 1911-1912, 1911-12, swansea rfc 1st xv,


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