About

About Aberavon RFC

Aberavon RFC was founded in 1876 and moved to its present home, the Talbot Athletic Ground, in 1907.

The side was christened “The Wizards of the West” by a journalist in reaction to the brilliant back play of the 1920’s. The well-known red and black hoops were adopted during the 1950’s and the wizard emblem soon followed.

The club have produced a number of Internationals and British Lions, including Allan Martin, and have reached the Welsh Cup Final in 1974, 1975 and 2011.

Since leagues were introduced in 1990-91, Aberavon have been crowned Division One Champions four times (1994-95, 1996-97, 2000-01, 2001-02) and have been in the Premiership since 2003 when regional rugby began in Wales.

Several of the current Ospreys squad have passed through Aberavon’s ranks; flankers Justin Tipuric and James King, centre Ashley Beck and scrum-half Rhys Webb. Tipuric, Beck and Webb have all gone on to play for Wales. Tipuric and Webb are both British and Irish Lions tourists.

There are a number of recent Barbarians that have played for the Wizards. Number eight Richard Morris, lock Chris Gittins, outside half Jamie Davies (club record points scorer), Marc Breeze, Ian Moore (club captain) and flanker Chris Davies (former Wales 7’s captain).

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 15 12 0 3 444 245 61
Pontypridd 15 12 0 3 558 294 59
Cardiff 15 11 0 4 447 300 54
Ebbw Vale 15 11 0 4 318 235 52
Aberavon 14 10 0 4 345 281 46
Newport 15 10 0 5 360 350 45
Llandovery 15 9 0 6 420 264 45
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 14 8 0 6 358 281 43
Carmarthen Quins 15 7 0 8 327 298 38
Swansea 14 5 0 9 280 310 27
Llanelli 15 4 1 10 304 413 24
Cross Keys 14 3 1 10 317 480 23
Bedwas 14 4 0 10 287 425 22
Bridgend Ravens 13 4 0 9 211 359 22
Bargoed 14 3 0 11 270 464 17
Neath 13 1 0 12 222 469 9