Abercarn RFC

Abercarn RFC

Rugby team
teamname = Abercarn RFC
fullname = Abercarn Rugby Football Club
nickname =
location = Abercarn, Wales

founded =
ground = Welfare Ground
capacity =
chairman =
coach = Roger Smith
league = WRU Division Five East
season = 2007-08
position = 11th [ [http://www.wru.co.uk/1153_2136.php WRU official site] ] (WRU Division Four East)
url = www.abercarnrfc.co.uk

Abercarn Rugby Football Club are a Welsh rugby union club based in Abercarn near the city of Newport. They currently play in the Welsh Rugby Union Division 5 East having been relegated in two consecutive seasons; from Division 3 East in 2007 and Division 4 East in 2008. Abercarn RFC is a feeder club for the Newport Gwent Dragons. [cite web |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/welsh/3877085.stm |title=Wales' regional rugby map |author=BBC News |publisher=BBC |date=2004-07-08 |accessdate=2008-05-19]

Abercarn is a club with a long history having been founded over 100 years ago. In 1952 Abercarn RFC lost three members of their club including their club captain, Don Rowlands and coach, Ray Box in the Llandow air disaster. ["Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981", David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980) pp327 ISBN 0 7803 0766 3] The event is remembered by the club in their team badge, with a plane propeller sitting in its centre.

Abercarn RFC have produced some famous players including Paul Turner (Newport RFC, Pontypool RFC, Newport Gwent Dragons Coach) and Nathan Budgett (Wales & Bristol RFC).

Abercarn currently plays at the Walfare Ground, at the rear of Cwmcarn High School.

Notable formar players

*flagicon|WAL Dicky Ralph (6 caps)

External links

[http://www.abercarnrfc.co.uk Abercarn rugby football club]


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