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Llandovery RFC are a Welsh rugby union club based in Llandovery in South Wales. They are the reigning champions of the Konica Minolta Cup having beaten Cardiff RFC 20-18 at the end of the 2006-2007 season at the Millennium Stadium.

Early History
Prior to 1878 written evidence exists of a Llandovery rugby team, though in these reports it is not clear if this was a town or college team. On February 22nd 1878 a report in the Carmarthen Journal refers to a rugby game between 'Llandovery' and other local teams but these were specifically named as college teams while Llandovery was not.

Llandovery continued to have a strong rugby ethos and this is reflected in the club being an inaugual member of the Welsh Rugby Union which was held at the on 12th March 1881 in the Castle Hotel, Neath.

In 1894, Llandovery was one of ten clubs who became affiliated to the Welsh Rugby Union, but gave up this status in 1910.

Inter-war period
No rugby was played in Llandovery from 1914-1919, during the Great War, but commenced again in 1920.

The club continued successfully up until 1935, but due to an inability to obtain fixtures the club ceased to function in that year.

Post World War II
In Novemeber 1948 Llandovery RFC officially reformed, and began laying down the foundations that would give it future stability. Llandovery RFC moved their club headquarters to the White Hall and in 1956 the town's Improvement Committee purchased 'Barlow's Field' which was levelled and reseeded. In the subsequent two years improvements included the building of changing rooms.

In 1956 Llandovery RFC decided to reapply for membership into the WRU, and this was granted in 1957.

Notable former players

  • Charles Prytherch Lewis

 Llandovery RFC
       Church Bank Playing Fields
       SA20 0BA
 Tel: 01550 721110


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