Image Alt

Match Reports

Our secretary Mike Price continues his series examining Neath's Welsh title wins with Part 9 – season 1988/89.  After winning their ninth Welsh championship in 1986/87, 1987/88 was considered something of a failure by the demanding Blacks. Finishing second to the

Neath added to their championship triumphs of 1909/10, 1910/11 and 1928/29 by winning the “Western Mail” title again in 1933/34. Captained by Wales threequarter Arthur Hickman, the record was not quite as spectacular as that set by Tom Evans' side but

Neath's third Welsh Championship title win was their most comprehensive yet. In 1928/29, former Army boxing champion Tom Evans and his men took Welsh rugby by storm and, so dominant were they, that they bore the hallmark of champions long before

Having won the title in 1909/10, the challenge for Frank Rees' men at Neath was to do it all over again in 1910/11. However, four pre-Christmas defeats by Leicester, Pontypool, Newport and Cardiff put the Welsh All Blacks on the back-foot