Bridgend RFC, now Bridgend Ravens, were formed in 1878 and have been playing at the famous Brewery Fields, on and off, since 1920.
After two top 3 positions in the early years of the Premiership, financial and other problems saw a dramatic decline in the club’s fortunes until they were relegated in 2008/09 as bottom of the league. Then an end of season revival prevented them from being relegated to Division 2 West in the next season before they gained their rightful position in the Premiership at the end of the 2010-11 season.
Welsh Champions ~ 4 times.
WRU National League ~ 2003 Winners
WRU Challenge Cup ~ Twice Winners
Snelling Sevens ~ 6 times.
Floodlight Alliance ~ 1967 Winners
Division 1 West ~ 2011 Winners
Beaten Italy, Australia and Western Samoa.
Former Players Include:
John Devereux Adam Jones JJ Williams
Steve Fenwick Deiniol Jones JPR Williams
Robert Howley Ryan Jones Maama Molitika
Aisea Havili Gareth Thomas Sililo Martens
Mike Hall Andrew Bishop Dafydd James
Carmarthen Quins had the better of the Ravens twice last year with a 28-14 win at home and a 34-17 victory away. We also managed to put them out of the Cup in a close fought contest.
Carmarthen Quins Record
Played 12 Won 8 Drawn 0 Lost 4 (Cup ~Won 1 lost 1)