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 27 21 0 6 798 501 107
Llandovery 28 20 1 7 803 492 98
Cardiff 26 19 1 6 771 547 95
Ebbw Vale 28 19 1 8 671 512 90
Pontypridd 25 18 0 7 840 480 89
Aberavon 26 17 2 7 612 490 83
Newport 29 16 2 11 726 678 83
Swansea 28 15 0 13 625 552 75
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 26 12 1 13 669 556 73
Carmarthen Quins 29 13 1 15 616 544 71
Llanelli 29 11 1 17 622 710 58
Bedwas 28 10 1 17 615 786 52
Bridgend Ravens 26 9 0 17 544 651 50
Cross Keys 27 5 1 21 552 925 35
Bargoed 27 6 0 21 522 872 33
Neath 27 1 0 26 379 1069 3