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Penclawdd RFC is a Welsh Rugby Football Club representing the town of Penclawdd, Swansea, south Wales. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Ospreys.

Penclawdd Rugby Club officially formed in 1888, but rugby has been played in the village since 1880-81, the same year as the founding of the Welsh Rugby Union.

In its formative years the club had no permanent pitch, but played on suitable available ground in various areas of the village. It initially used the Dunraven Field, later Cae Dono (Dono's field) on top of the Graig, and during the years preceeding the First World War, a field at Graig-y-Coed was favoured.

During the 1906-06 season Penclawdd were unsuccessful in its application to join the WRU. The club was disbanded during the First World War years but re-formed once the war ended.

In 1922 the club obtained its own pitch for the first time. It leased the Welfare ground known as the Rec., situated at the foot of the Graig, behind the Tabernacle Chapel. A pavilion was built on the land for the use of the Penclawdd Rugby and Cricket Clubs.

In 1927 Penclawdd received Welsh Rugby Union membership, twenty two years after its initial application.

Club Badge
The club badge is a shield divided into quarters. Each quarter contains an image associated with the area. The castle and portcullis gate represent the gate to the Gower, the fleur de lis and dragon are symbols of Wales, and the cockles because Penclawdd�s big industry was once the collecting of cockles.

Club honours

  • 2004-05 WRU Division Three West - Champions

Notable former players

  • William Thomas Harcourt Davies (6 caps)
  • Bryn Evans (1 cap)
  • Haydn Tanner (25 caps)

 Penclawdd RFC
       The Recreation Ground
       Parc Rd
       SA4 3LE
 Tel: 01792 850607


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