Porthcawl Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team based in Porthcawl, Wales. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Ospreys.[1]

Porthcawl RFC
Full namePorthcawl Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s)Seaweeds, The Gulls, Sky Rats
Founded1880
LocationPorthcawl, Wales
Ground(s)South Road Ground
League(s)WRU Division 2 West Central
Team kit
Official website
www.porthcawlrfc.com

Porthcawl presently field a First XV team, Second XV, Youth XV, Juniors - Under 14, Under 13, Under 12 and Minis Section.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1880 and became a full member club of the WRU shortly after. Throughout its history the Seaweeds have competed strongly in the Glamorgan area and although classified as a second class WRU club has competed well in the WRU Cup competitions against many so called 1st class clubs including the likes of Neath, Aberavon, South Wales Police and Ebbw Vale. One of its proudest moments came in 1972 when the club faced and beat Maesteg, one of the very first "giant killing" games. Which was a game nearly as masterful as the triumph that came in the Principality Stadium on 29 April 2018, when the team won the WRU Bowl competition thanks to a final penalty kick. This was soon followed by League success to gain promotion to WRU League 2 West Central.

Recently the club has enjoyed a renaissance with the selection of the youngest ever Welsh international player in Tom Prydie and Ryan Bevington, son of club stalwart Richard, being selected as part of the 2011 Wales World Cup Squad. Also with that squad was home produced senior analyst Rhys Long.

Notable former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BBC News (8 July 2004). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 29 June 2008.