A Step Back in Time – Introduction

A Step Back in Time

The newspaper reports in this section are from the Carmarthen Journal, the Carmarthen Times and the Welshman. These match reports were included in home match programmes for five seasons between 2006 and 2011 along with team photographs for a particular decade.

Many newspaper reports are very brief and for a large number of games there were no reports at all. I therefore selected the ones I believed were worth reading and which had a fair amount of content.

The club has been fortunate that the editors of the Carmarthen Journal have allowed us to print these reports in our programmes and they have also agreed to allow us to add them to our web site.

More reports may be added in the future as they can now be viewed online up to the year 1920 at welshnewspapers.llgc.org.

Please click on the links below:

Brothers, Fathers and Sons

Rugby Teams of Carmarthen

Carmarthen Wanderers / Harlequins / Carmarthen RFC Team Colours

1870 – 1879

1890 – 1899

1900 – 1909

1920 – 1929

1930 – 1939

1940 – 1949

1950 – 1959

1960 – 1969

1970 – 1979

1990 – 1999

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3