Abercrave RFC

Abercrave Rugby Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Rygbi Abercraf) is a Welsh rugby union team from Abercraf, which was founded in 1894. Abercrave currently have a Senior XV who play in the WRU Division Five South West league and is a feeder club for the Ospreys.[2]

Abercrave RFC
Full nameAbercrave Rugby Football Club
Founded1894 on the second of november
LocationAbercraf, Wales
PresidentPhil Cawsey
League(s)WRU Division Two South West
Team kit
Official website

Abercrave RFC host several teams, and as well as the Senior XV, have a Second XV, Youth team and multiple junior sections.

Club historyEdit

Founded in 1894, the founding team that would become Abercrave RFC began playing on a field opposite the local church. The first team switched pitches several times before settling on a field behind the Lamb and Flag Inn. As with the majority of village teams in Wales, the club disbanded during the First World War, but reformed in 1919, using the Red Lion Inn as their unofficial headquarters. The club playing field changed again, and until 1945 the team played on grounds beside the River Tawe. The team finally settled at the Plas-y-Ddol in 1958, which has been the club's main ground to the present day.

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Notable former playersEdit


  1. ^ "WRU website". Archived from the original on 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2012-06-03.
  2. ^ BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2009-06-19.