SUNNIER DAYS – MONTEGO BAY, 1976
As Wales is buffeted by some distinctly unseasonal weather, here is a photograph from sunnier climes.
Thanks to Ian Snead who sent the attached photo of the Montego Bay team which played Neath RFC on our 1976 tour. I am assured it was 15-a-side so the 15th man either took the photo ot was late !
Neath won 22-3 through tries by Martyn Davies (2) and Robert Hughes, John Poole (in the unaccustomed position of full back) converted two and kicked two penalties.
Sunburn afflicted several members of the party so Dennis Davey moved up to the front row in the following XV :-
John Poole; Mike Jenkins, Don Davies, Aubrey Evans, Ken Collier; Peter Davies, Martyn Davies; Glyn Shaw, Malcolm Arnall, Dennis Davey; Robert Thornton (Chris Lee), Barrie Davies; Steve Williams, Robert Hughes, Donald Jones
* Neath’s results on the unbeaten tour were :- Jamaica RFU President’s XV (W 90-6), Montego Bay (W 22-3), Privateers (W 31-3), Jamaica Barbarians (Jaa-Baas) (W 47-21), Grand Cayman (W 52-3) and Grand Cayman President’s XV (W 52-3)