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Rhymney Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union club based in Rhymney in Wales. The Senior team presently play in the Welsh Rugby Union, Division Three East league. Rhymney is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Newport Gwent Dragons.

Rugby union was first played in Rhymney in the late 19th century, though the exact date is unverified. Their earliest international player from the town was Bill Evans, who played for Wales against Ireland in 1882 and Scotland in 1883. The earliest known photograph of a Rhymney team, is dated circa 1887. In 1910 Rhymney RFC applied for and were granted membership of the Welsh Rugby Union, and were allowed to play in competitive matches with other teams in the area, primarily in the Monmouthshire League.

Like many Welsh clubs in the depression hit 1920's, Rhymney RFC disbanded in 1924 and lost their WRU membership. In 1933 Rhymney RFC reformed and in 1945 regained their WRU status. A period of growth during the 1950's saw the acquirement of a new playing field, viewing stand and the club's first official clubhouse.

Notable players

  • Richard T. Evans (10 caps)
  • William F. Evans (2 caps)

 Website: http://www.rhymneyrfc.org.uk/


     

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