Between The Posts

February 2018

Welcome to Mumbles Rugby Club and the February edition of the monthly newsletter ‘Between the Posts’. With the Six Nations Tournament underway there is lot’s going on plus a big announcement regarding two former Wales Internationals so read on and make sure you make a note of all the dates!



January turned out to be a disappointing month for the 1st XV after such a good start with that win over Yr Hendy. The results since my last report are as follows:

Tumble (A) Lost 15-19, Pontarddulais(H) Lost 15-23, Pontyberem (H) Off

This was due to a waterlogged pitch, the first home game called off due to exceptional rain fall that week! Due to the Six Nations there is a break, so hopefully the boys can recharge the batteries and find some form!

The Youth XV haven’t played since the fine victory 41-3 over Maesteg, with their game at South Gower also called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Fixtures for February and March are as follows:

1st XV                                     Youth

Sat Feb 10th              Eng .v. Wales k.o. 4.45       South Gower (A) k.o. 12.00 Noon

Sat  Feb17th              Amman Utd (A)                     Loughor (H)

Sat  Mar 3rd                Fishguard (H)                        Dunvant (H)

Sat  Mar 10th              Whitland (A)                           T B A

Sat Mar 17th               Wales .v. France k.o. 5.00   English Tour side k.o. 12.00 Noon

Sat  Mar 24th St Clears (H)             T B A

Sat  Mar 31st              Llanybydder (A)                   Penclawdd (A)



Unfortunately I haven’t had any reports from the Junior coaches but I understand the boys have played some games and are also working hard on their rugby in training!


100 CLUB

The winner of the January £50 prize was Dave Longden, many congratulations to Dave! If you want a chance to be a winner, join the ‘100 Club’ now. Subscription is just £5 per month and you will be automatically entered into the monthly draw.


I’m delighted to announce another big evening for our social calendar for 2018. Coming to BAR 1887 is ‘An Evening with James Hook and Shane Williams’. This will follow the Scarlets .v. La Rochelle Champions Cup match so what an evening!

Here is a list of events booked so far in BAR 1887.

Saturday 10th February - England .v. Wales k.o. 4.45 p.m.

The game is followed by a Live Band GRAFITTI playing in BAR 1887!

Saturday 24th February - Ireland .v. Wales k.o. 2.15 p.m. Guinness available!

Sunday 11th March - Wales .v. Italy k.o. 3.00 p.m.

Happy Hour for members from 3.00 – 7.00 p.m. Italian themed Food at Half-time!

Saturday 17th March  - Wales .v. France k.o. 5.00 p.m.

The game is followed by a Live Band STICKY FINGERS playing in BAR 1887!

Friday 30th March - Good Friday – Live Scarlets .v. La Rochelle k.o. 5.30 p.m.

Followed by An Evening with James Hook and Shane Williams. 8.00 p.m.

Tickets are £15 each and will be on sale very soon. Note: Limited to 100 places!

Friday 4th May – (Provisional) MRFC Golf Day at Langland Bay Golf Course

Sunday 6th May - Live Band THE CONTENDERS playing in BAR 1887!

Saturday 19th May - Royal Wedding Champagne Buffet Lunch Live Music!

Ticket details to follow for the big day which is open to everybody! + FA Cup Final



It is with great sadness that I announce former player Steve Myatt has passed away. Anyone who had been in his company will remember Steve as the life and soul of any gathering. A lifelong friend of many in MRFC especially Clive Davies and Paul Hill, it’s hard to believe at just 63 he is no longer with us. I enjoyed his company on the Lions Tour to Australia in 2013 and he was in the club only a couple of weeks ago enjoying a few pints while watching the Scarlets beat Toulon.  Steve really will be missed and our thoughts are with his wife Cath and his family.

We have also heard that Mark Evans the Pro at Langland Bay Golf Club lost his battle with Cancer. Another true Gentleman, Mark was a great help to the club at our golf days and really will be missed by so many, our thoughts are with his family.



Last month I reported the passing of Peter Morgan, father of Junior coaches and former First XV players David and Chris Morgan. After the funeral the family held a collection and donated the proceeds to MRFC Junior Section. A fantastic gesture at a very sad time and I know Junior Chairman Robin Bonham and Club Chairman Simon Evans have been in touch to thank Dave and Chris personally.


Well that’s about it for this month. A quiet start in January but I think that is about to change! I hope to see you in BAR 1887 for what I’m sure is going to be a great Six Nations and so much more over the next few months!


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