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 21 17 0 4 612 340 86
Cardiff 21 16 1 4 647 430 81
Pontypridd 20 16 0 4 714 357 78
Ebbw Vale 21 15 1 5 474 348 71
Llandovery 21 13 1 7 572 381 66
Aberavon 20 13 2 5 440 382 63
Newport 21 12 2 7 526 489 63
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 19 10 0 9 496 410 56
Carmarthen Quins 22 10 0 12 456 420 53
Swansea 20 10 0 10 467 416 51
Llanelli 21 6 1 14 411 546 34
Bridgend Ravens 19 6 0 13 362 472 33
Cross Keys 20 5 1 14 432 648 33
Bedwas 21 5 1 15 441 614 30
Bargoed 20 3 0 17 361 683 18
Neath 19 1 0 18 287 762 3